After much research and tedious design, here is what i came up with.
Step 1: The design and materials
i wanted a design that would appeal to as many different age groups as possible but still keep it stylish enough to keep in the house.
but with all this in mind i also needed to produce the whole thing within a budget of £100 and also within a time frame of a month.
after weeks of deliberation i decided on the barrel design because barrels are cheap if not free, they are made of steel so are strong and durable and also easy to finish.
- the obvious choice for the body of the chair was an 88 gallon oil drum, they are easy enough to get hold of, i went down to a local fuel supplier, not like a fuel station but one of the depots that the oil companies distribute fuel from.
- some rubber edging, i got mine from a local hard wear store that sells rubber seals.
- 12mm marine ply, i managed to get hold of some scrap wood that was perfect for this project but otherwise you can just buy some.
- i decided to add a wheel base that can be removed and replaced when wanted.
- for the internals i used two pieces of 25mm mild steel box section for the supports.
- green and yellow acrylic paint for the detailing
- wood and metal primers
- super matt black paint
- areldite glue, small nails, frog tape, rollers, angle grinder, etc.