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To build a PVC chair you will need:

BASE:
- 18.7in PVC pipe (4)

CONNECTORS:
-  12in PVC pipe (8)
- 6in PVC pipe (4)

FOOT REST:
- 19in PVC pipe (4)
- 6in PVC pipe (2)
- 3in PVC pipe (2)
- 6.34in PVC pipe (2)

SEAT:
- 19in PVC pipe (3)
- 5.3in PVC pipe (2)
- 4in PVC pipe (2)

FITTINGS:
- 90 degree side outlets (8)
- T side outlets (8)
- Tee (6)
 
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Step 1: Creating a PVC Pipe

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-Click on top plane

-Click edit sketch and make sure it’s on the circular diameter

-Click once then drag out the outside of the circle and hit smart dimensions

-Click on the outside of the circle and edit the circumference and then type in your specific measurement

-Click save sketch by clicking the icon on the top right

-Click on the "Features" tab under the main toolbar

-Select the "Extruded Boss/Base" feature

-Click on to the "Depth" icon (red arrow) and extrude to your desired length

-Click on save and the exit featured mode

-Click the circular face of the pipe

-Click edit sketch and make sure it’s on the circular diameter

-Click once then drag out the outside of the circle and select smart dimensions

-Click on the outside of the circle and edit the circumference to your specific measurement

-Click save sketch by clicking the icon on the top right

-Click on the "Features" tab under the main toolbar

-Select the "Extruded cut” feature

-Click on to the "Depth" icon (red arrow) and extrude to your desired length

-Click on save and the exit featured mode
SIRJAMES0924 days ago

Nice. not too complicated, cheap(cost wise) & has the potential of being a chair that will out last you....

There is but 1 small thing I would change....

For any kind of furniture that I would be sitting on, laying on, or sleeping in, I would never use anything smaller than 1 inch....

Think of it as a safety factor.

Yes 1/2 inch will work for a chair, but over time, if that chair is used a lot, & used by a lot of different people that range from skinny to obese, 1/2 inch pipe will not last long.

1 inch pipe, even under heavy use, will last several years as it has a weight capacity of about 400 pounds. meaning it will hold that much when correctly built into furniture.

maybe I'm wrong, but I always think safety first, & everything else falls in behind that.

I like this though....I like it a lot! :)

DanTDM7 months ago

It can snap.