Of course after the sore hands and increased muscle strength to my grips I am not sure if I would do it again, but it was a lot of fun!
I will show you the prettiest version of the chair first!
Step 1: Come Up With the Idea and Do a Drawing!
I had the thought to make something that would be fun to make and also useful for me. So I figure I would go with a CHAIR!
It may have been a bit ambitious but its been a fun journey so far!
If you have an idea, draw it in a notebook!
Step 2: Make a Scale Model of Said Drawing.
Step 3: Now That You Have a Rough Working. Time to Make an Actual Illustrator File.
I made sure that I had all of the measurements correct and squared. The rectangle was my rookie attempt to keep things square and how to keep aware of where the intersecting parts will be.
I later learned that I didnt need that at all.. Yay Learning Curve!
Step 4: Export Dxf and See If It Works in Sketchup.
I exported my file as a .dxf which then I imported into Sketchup. Apparently importing dxf into sketchup is only available on pro trial and pro version. I am still on my pro trial.
After learning that I didnt screw everything up it was time to find a Laser Cutter!
Step 5: Woulda Coulda Shoulda
I could have drawn in the slots and the holes if I had done the proper planning, but I was too excited!
COMMENCE THE LASER CUTTING!
Step 6: Fix the Flaws and Measure the Cuts.
Find the midpoint on your intersecting pieces and measure appropriately.
Also, using your friends garage and tools is quite convenient as well.
Step 7: Drills Some Holes and String It Up!
Step 8: String String and String.
But now that I have pulled that paracord tight and tighter its time to get someone to sit in it!
OMG it works! It didnt break! I will update with more video and photos soon!
So as you figured its a webbed strung together base. The points drilled around the plywood are holding everything together. When the chair was first sat in it was somewhat terrifying.
Hence, the terror chair!
So much tension but it was all worth it!
Please feel free to ask any questions.
This is my first instructable.... It definitely need improvement but its good to get it on here!