This is my first instructable and will show you how I made my chair from driftwood found on the local beach,
there's definitely some things I would do differently next time and I learnt as I went along but I enjoyed it and I'm pretty happy with the result and hopefully will be making some more designs next summer.
Pencil and ruler
Workbench with mitre saw
Safety Goggles and gloves.
Step 1: collect your driftwood
The driftwood was all collected from the beach in front of my house, rinsed by the rain, and dried in the sun. I tried to collect various shapes and sizes, nice solid straight pieces to make the legs and main parts of the chair, smaller straight bits for the stretchers, planks for the seat and back, and some more interesting shapes to make the arms.
Once I had enough wood I looked at what I had and tried to come up with some ideas for what I wanted the chair to end up like in terms of design, size and angles etc. I'm not to good with a pen so I used google sketchup to knock up some simple plans but simplest way would be with a pencil and paper.