Step 1: Template

I have provided a template, but you can make your own if you want to get creative.  Remember that you have to cut 76 of these pieces (more if you have a wide posterior).
i can get all these cardboard free but the glue is expensive
<p>THX!!! haha</p>
thank you
<p>how many sheets of cardboard does it take?</p>
<p>It takes 76 cut pieces--so it depends on how big your original piece of cardboard is.</p>
<p>I'm working on one but as a rocking chair, I'll update when I have the finished product but for now here are my drawings :)</p>
How long did it take you to finish this?
It took about two weeks--a little each evening after work.
I love the wide posterior comment. LOL
what glue do you recommend we use?
I used Elmer's white glue--there's a couple of suggestions further down the comment list that you might consider.
wow so cool.
lol way cool. that is a ton of cardboard.
shouldn't you clamp the cutouts after you glued them?
What is the most efficient way of cutting the cardboard?<br><br>Thanks
My favorite cardboard cutting tool is a set of electric scissors (Black &amp; Decker SZ360)
I built a chair similar to this (mine had a rounded bottom that allowed it to rock) in my junior high school shop class almost 40 years ago! Fun project, with a useful result. Thanks for bringing back the memory. ;-)
If I had known about this type of construction years ago, my first apartment after college would have had such furnishings (instead of a cable reel and a two by four table).
Question : Does the back part flex at all as you sit down in it and lean back??? I assume not, but if it doesnt wouldnt it be stable to allow a connection at the lower back region and where you have the 2 curved ends. Maybe lose some asthetic appeal but it could still look cool.
You are correct--the back part does not flex when you sit down. <br><br>It would be interesting to see some of the variations suggested to this chair :)
cool chair, would there be a way to use a roll of cardboard to act as securing pins that may decrease some of the glue?
Just so you know, there are various items on the market made just like this and designed for cats to scratch on. My two cats love their cardboard scratching pad. I bet they would really, really love your cardboard chair.
i think, this chair uses an excessive amount of cardboard and glue to define a sitting unit and backrest. and may be having diifferent cross-section shapes for creating a curved sitting area may help breaking this flat surfaces, which are not perfect for sitting and resting.<br><br>but thank you for your instruction and design.
It is a chair AND a cat condo. Amazing!
I like the design, I like the artist value, it's beautiful and simple, though I would personally recommend using a wheatpaste glue. (4 parts water 1 part flour 2-4 drops of Cinnamon/mint extract).
I have seen something similar to this, but your chair is definitely the coolest out of all of them! Job well done.
Wow cool! That's a lot of cardboard!

About This Instructable


216 favorites


Bio: My book, A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING: 14 SIMPLE TOY DESIGNS TO GET YOU STARTED is now available. If you want to design your ... More »
More by MikeTheMaker: Computerized Bouncing Gator Bouncing Gator Gravity Bar
Add instructable to: