This incident greatly deflated my spirits, and set me out on a quest to create a replacement chair that wouldn't pop. And by-golly, I have done so! Now I can take apart all kinds of found electronics on my garage floor without having to worry about my chair deflating.
It can also be used for camping (obviously) and the beach.
Step 1: Go get stuff.
- 24" x 100" worth of canvas (or equivalent - so long as one piece is at least 38" long)
- 6 yards of 1" wide nylon strapping
- 2 strap adjusters for 1" nylon strapping
- 6 pieces of 1" thick foam measuring 20" x 18" (or larger sheet for trimming to size)
- 4 poles that are 16" long x 3/8" diameter (any strong material with little give will do)
- black thread
- A sewing machine
- A yard stick or tape measure
- Sewing pins
- Something to melt the ends of nylon strapping (optional)
Step 2: Cut the fabric to size.
The front section of the chair can be made of two 24" x 20" sections of fabric if need be and sewn to together with the back later.
For my chair I used one 60" long section and one 20" long section (which I sewed on later).
Step 3: Cut the foam to size.
The size, to remind you, is 20" x18" and you need 6 sheets of it.