PVC Chair

Introduction: PVC Chair

Ever thought "I need a charm now!' but only had a pile of PVC? If so then this is the instruct able for you!

Step 1: Materials

1in. PVC Pipe:
   9x 18in.
   6x 3.75in.
   4x 4in.
   2x 5.3in.
   4x 14in.
   4x 12in.
   4x 7in.
1in. Bent PVC Pipe:
   4x 20.12in.
   8x 12.09in.
   1x 19.08in.
   1in. PVC Fittings:
   2x 45degree elbow
6x Tee
   16x Tee side outlet
   4x 90degree elbow
Custom Pieces
   Cup Holder

Step 2: How to Make the Cup Holder

PVC pipe fitting:
   Create two circles on the top plane, one within the other
   Inside circle d=1.0625
   Outside circle d=1.3125
   select sketch and go to features
   extrude 2in.
Top part:
   One circle on top of the fitting
   extrude sketch 3in.
   select the of the extruded piece
   make a circle d=3.75in.
   extrude cut the inner circle 2.5in. downward
   select the top of the cup holder
   enter top view
   select sketch center rectangle
   from the origin, follow a dotted line to the edge of the cup
   click and drag a rectangle, .5in. x 1.8in.
   extrude cut rectangle 2.5in. downward

Step 3: How to Bend PVC

For this project I used PVC Bend It (http://www.pvcbendit.com) to bend my PVC. To use the PVC bend it I recommend inserting the PVC pipe on to the PVC Bend It and leaving it there for 5 minutes. Rotate every 30 seconds to prevent the PVC from burning. Once the timer stops, remove the pipe (WITH GLOVES!!!)  and bend to the desired angle (don't worry about length, PVC can always be cut) then cool using a cloth that is wet with cold water. 

Step 4: Sub Assembly 1

Start at the top with 1 45degree elbow then build down by adding one 7in. PVC pipe
Add a tee to that
On the inside part of the tee add a 3in piece of PVC with a 45degree elbow at the end
Then on the tee add one 7in. PVC pipe
then add a tee side outlet
then add a 12in. PVC pipe
from there add a Tee side outlet
then, continuing to build down, add a 14in. PVC pipe
then add another tee side outlet
from there add a 4in. PVC pipe
then add a 90degree elbow.
The rod that was just built will act the back left part of the back rest.
Now, building outward, attach one 18in. PVC pipe to the 90degree elbow,
add another 90degree elbow to the other end of the 18in. PVC pipe,
now building up, add a 4in. PVC pipe to the 90degree elbow
then add a tee side outlet
then add a 14in. PVC pipe
then add another tee side outlet
then add a 12in. PVC pipe
then add a 90degree elbow
put a 3in. PVC pipe into the 90degree elbow

Step 5: Sub Assembly 2

Sub assembly 2 is very similar to sub assembly 1, the only difference is that on the top of the shorter there is a tee joint with a 45degree elbow pointing inward and all of the tee joints and tee side outlets are rotated so they face the other sub assembly.

Step 6: Connecting the Bottom

Attach three 3.75in PVC pipe pieces together using two tee joints, repeat once more. Now connect the front of the sub assemblies and the back of the sub assemblies together using these pieces. Then use two 18in PVC pipe pieces to connect these together across the design. 

Step 7: Attaching Bent PVC

Insert the bent PVC across each sub assembly, insert each end into the respective 45degree elbows

Step 8: Making the Seat

Attach one piece of 18in PVC across the seat area per tee or tee side outlet (there should be 3)

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