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A rustic chair with a tied rope backrest, based on a Civil War camp design.

Step 1: - MATERIAL-TOOLS-SUPPLIES-SKILLS

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MATERIAL:
1”x6” (3/4”x5-1/2”) x 34”
1”x2” (3/4”x1-1/2”) - two 10’ long sticks
- - (experts will recommend hardwood, but poplar isn't much denser than hem/fir)
14 flathead screws - #8 1-1/2” long
 50’ (longer if you macrame) nylon or poly clothesline, baler twine, or parachute cord

TOOLS:
hand saw, wood file/rasp, wood chisel
hand drill,  5/16” drill bit, #8 countersink, screwdriver
(power tools make this much easier, but are not necessary)

SUPPLIES:
sandpaper, wood glue, primer, paint

SKILLS:
If you can measure, saw and drill rather well, this is quite easy.  Otherwise this may be a challenging project, especially cutting the notches for the TOP & BOTTOM RAILS, and squaring up the SEAT assembly.
 
I like it, I'll have to give this type of camp chair a shot. It looks light and easy to tie to a pack.