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    Where did the Instructible go? Did the author remove it? All I see are the comments.

    Any one have a picture of the chair folded?

    These Chairs are great! I have a couple made out of oak that I love. The one difference though that you might try is that instead of all-thread I used rope passed through the holes and a large knot tied on either end. I like this because it allows it to flex a bit and curve to the shape of your backside. It also gives it a bit of flex which helps it fold flatter.

    Great instructable! I've been looking for plans on how to make a new one. I just used scrap lumber left over from jobsites, and tension wire from chain link fencing. I really like the foot stool/table idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for design have been looking for it for a while, friend has one just didn't know where he got it. On his chair the four longer leg pieces were 1x2 instead of 1x1, I don't know if it increased weight limit, but i used it and I am 250lbs, and you barely notice because excess sticks out on back and bottom.

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    I agree ! The 1 x 2 is better for the legs if you want better weight limits. Thanks for your positive input!

    Awesome chair, thank you for the idea and instructions. Unfortunately one of the problems I am having is the vague instructions and unclear pictures. Drilling of the holes on the wood pieces are not simply drilled 1 inch from the end on all. The pictures even show that the holes seem to be in different locations on the back, connector and seat pieces. I am having to go back and make adjustments. Regardless, i look forward to using the chair once I get it figured out.

    Thanks for showing how to make one of these!!! I also saw one made in which the seat and the back were connected by a wire some how insead of a bolt!!!
    Very Cool!!!

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    Ray, I beleive I may have seen the same chair as you being build using a rod. All they did was cut the rod long enough to bend over on the end so about 1 inch was bent. Then a small staple, pounding it over the bent end of the rod. It looked like it would work pretty well. the rod ws less thatn a 1/4" in diamter.

    If you forget to thread on the nut you can take the all-thread to the grinder and chamber the rod to grind off the damaged threads. This technique works great if you have a long screw you have to thread into a non-visible hole by allowing the bold to sink into the hole without the need to thread it at the same time..


    6 years ago

    Do the appropriate back slats (looks like the third ones in from either side) rest on the long seat boards that make the long legs?

    I'm a tad over your suggested weight limit, so I'm looking for weak spots that I'd need to reinforce. If I lean back I'd be driving the back into the seat-legs at that pressure point, for example.

    I just sat on the table by mistake! Of course the rawhide lace snapped. I'm replacing the rawhide with the 1/4" threaded steel rod. Everyone should do the same for safety sake!

    Its good for BILLABONG camping!


    6 years ago

    U might be able to put 1/4 nuts on 1/2 rod but I can't.

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    where do you see any 1/2 " rod mentioned, take another look

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