Introduction: DIY Rustic Lounge Chair
This is how i did this funtional furniture, dedicated to people who like to read books in a comfotable place. The design should be rustic and eco style.
The main estructure is made of reusable pallet planks and the upholstered is made of fabric swatches.
- Wood planks (125cmX8,5cmX2cm).
- 50x 8 mm Dowels.
- 4x 60cmx2,5cm broom-sticks.
- 12cmx60cm fabric rectangles.
- wood screws.
- Drill and drill wiks.
- Secrew driver.
- Hand Saw.
Step 1: Desing in Fusion 360.
With my poor experience in Fusion 360 I imagined the shape of an armchair and started to draw all the parts with the tool Create a Sketch. after finishing the sketches with the Extrude Tool I made them all have the same thickness as the wood planks.
Since I was having a very fun and bearable experience, I made the first details such as the dowels, their holes and the crossbars.
For the seat angles i used anthropometric scales to ensure comfort.
In conclusion look for a mid-century style with which to make the chair. Regarding fusion I had a very good experience and the tutorials helped me a lot.
Step 2: Preparing for the Render
First I put all the pieces in place and used the appearance tool to add pine texture to it.
To make the render I had the idea of showing the parts of the chair, so i duplicated the chair and began to disassemble it and leave its pieces arranged for the render.
Step 3: Rendering
To render your desing you must change the workplase to render.
Let´s start rendering , first I set up the scene and aim the camera correctly and then the render settings like this. That may take a few minutes or hours, it depends on your PC.
Many wonder why a render, It´s helps me a lot because I always do things very small or very large and it is also very good to see your design in this way.
Step 4: Prepare ,cutting and Assembling
As they were pallet planks they were badly damaged, so i sanded it with a sander. For the cut draw all the measurements on the wood and with a saw cut them.the legs of the chair were twice as thick so I joined two planks together with screws.
The assembling, In the assembly I joined two planks with screws because the legs are twice the thickness of the planks and I joined the upper part with those of the sides with dowels like in the desing.
I put the seat together with screws and made the holes of the diameter of the broomstic (crossbar).
Step 5: Upholstered
I disassembled fabric swatches to cut the fabric into 12cmx16cm rectangles and make a hole in the middle to pass the broomstick. I arranged the fabrics like this dividing them into 4 so that they can all have all the fabric designs.
Finally I put the sticks with the fabrics on the seat.
Step 6: Final
I was very satisfied with the final result.
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