Step 3: Seat and back

There should be eight 14" pieces left from the long side sections of the crutches. Sandwich those around the oak pieces to make a slatted seat as shown. Pin together with one screw from the top and two from the bottom. The seat has four slats; the back has three.

Space the seat slats about an inch or two apart, with the end slats flush with the ends of the crutch pieces as shown.

For the back, use the top sections of the crutch sides, which should have pegs in the ends for interfacing with the armpit supports. Space the slats the same as the seat, but leave the fourth slat off at the pegged ends. Screw the same as the seat.

If you are not planning to disassemble, sand, and finish, then reassemble, glue as well as screw the pieces together.
Inspired by your design, thanks for sharing!
would this work with metal crutches?<br />
ya.....no lol
Very Cool and I think every good will and salvation army store has a barrel of crutches for sale cheap!!!
Smart looking chair. Looks a bit fragile for my heftyness, though.
Excellent! Very "clean" and green, and stylish too.
This is the coolest "reuse" project I have seen in a while! Good work!
totally cool! thanks for a great instructable.
this is pretty neat, it reminds me of those folding TV dinner tables.
Very smart and nice project. I love this project.
The finished project looks really nice. Great work. :D

About This Instructable


105 favorites


Bio: Furniture hacker. Author of Guerilla Furniture Design, out now. Find me on Twitter and Instagram @objectguerilla.
More by wholman: How to Launch a Pop Up Shop Flat Pack End Table Milk Bottle Lamp
Add instructable to: