How to make a 55 gallon plastic drum into a supah beach or camp fire chair , complete with built in cooler, cupholder , umbrella holder , sound system , and many more self contained amenities. All from salvaged or yard sale item. This is part 1 due the incredible complexities and shortage of quality junk at the local dump.
1st thing you need is the donor (aka the barrel), and the reason for making the supah chair (aka the crappy fold up chair)
step 2 is all about measuring , for the perfect sitting experience , the height - seating ratio must be perfect : bh+-ld=LBp ( butt height + - leg dangle = lean back percentage),
so transferring all your measurements from your model chair to the barrel is very important
adding the options is next, getting too the beach or camp fire with the cooler/base full of ice and frosties with out spillage is of the upmost importance. so proper handles need to be installed
once there easy access and total comfort is the ultimate goal , as this is an instructable from recycled and discarded items, I need to replenish my supplies to continue............future options include but not limited to arm rests w/cup holders , sound system , an umbrella , foot rest , butt cushions and back cushions , wheels for rough terrain, and most important of all the cooler w/drain and a dry storage for sandwiches and chips