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Children's chair from reclaimed wood. Safety precautions are implied with this intructable, be smart and above all safe!
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Step 1: Find Posts To Reclaim Or Buy New

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2 1/2 x 3 1/4 reclaimed pine posts. You are going to need 10 feet of these posts per chair and your choice of 8ft 1 by 4 or 2 by 12 for seat and back rest
There will be pics of both the 1 by 4 and 2 by 12

Step 2: Measure And Cut

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Measuring and cutting posts. You are going to need two 2 foot pieces. And 6, 1 foot pieces. Then use table saw to cut off the corners of posts at 45 degrees.

Step 3: Obtain Hardware

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5 in. Lag screws with a star drive head, 8-1 1/2 corner braces, drill bit and counter sink head, tape measure, a speed square, a framing square, and liquid nails caulking glue and a caulking gun, (if you want to glue, the lag screws don't really require it) angle grinder with a flap or sanding disk, table saw with angle cut capabilities, sand paper and polyurethane.

Step 4: Grind

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Use angle grinder to smooth out the 45degree cuts from the table saw to a nice rounded shape. Then use sand paper to smooth it all out. I used 80 and 120 grit.

Step 5: Make An h

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Use the table saw to notch arm rest for front leg to sit flush inside (see picture). Use grinder to clean up the cut. Use speed square and framing square to line up pieces for drill and lag screw attachment. Counter sink the drill holes. And screw lag bolts in.

Step 6: Piece Together

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Put two h's next to each other and add supports then drill them in with lag bolts. It should start to look like a chair. The speed square and framing square help keep it all on the level. I would've used clamps if I had them.
sstrickland2 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks Chris!
sstrickland2 (author) 1 year ago
So heavy a two year old has trouble scooting away from the table. Thanks! Please vote for them in the woodworker contest, take care.

Those are adorable! I love that they are so solid too! Kids can be rough :)