A rustic chair with a tied rope backrest, based on a Civil War camp design.
Step 1: - MATERIAL-TOOLS-SUPPLIES-SKILLS
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
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)
sandpaper, wood glue, primer, paint
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.