To me, summer's all about long days, long evenings, beers around the fire, enjoying nature, workin' hard & sleeping less.
To make these evenings a success, good furniture is a must, I learned.
Of course, you can buy fancy stuff that'll make you feel like you definitevely made it in this life, showing your social status to everyone and anchoring your place in the system of consumers, or you can make it by yourself, showing the world that you just don't give a banana.
In my previous project, I cut a cast steel bath tub in pieces to transform them into thrones.
In this project, things will be different, since I'll be cutting another bath tub in pieces to transform them into another throne.
Same project, but twisted. And faster.
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Step 1: No Need No Steel
A cast steel bath tub isn't a necessity, in fact. A polyester version will do the job as good - even better, if you want, since you won't sit on a conductive surface that will pump all the energy out of your body.
Try to find an old acrylic bath tub and cut it in two - or buy a new one and enjoy destroying it. You'll need the back side, remember - aka the side that's slightly curved aka the side without the evacuation sinkhole.
Cut it with an angle grinder 76 cm from the edge.
Scientifically proved, that number.
Step 2: No Need No Squares
Instead of nice oak beams, I decided to use local grown cheap stuff. This winter we chopped a few willow trees and instead of cutting them into ready to burn sections I decided to split them lengthwise. Just for fun.
I don't know why I suddenly had the idea, but fact is that it sounded a good one to me to use this brutal stuff to make more furniture.
Needs: a splitting axe or a maul. And a good breakfast.
Step 3: A + B
First of all, some useful measures:
- all (4) vertical beams are 80cm
- all (7) horizontal sections are 100cm
- make 2 sides
- clamp them one to another temporarily
- add the tub
- fix them definitively with nice inched nails
Cut the excesses and have it, that good beer.
A bit more than one hour work, and you've got the most awesome - and most comfortable - throne you've ever had.
No need to thank me, it's been a pleasure.
You'll find the full video here.
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