Sewing Machine Frame Chair

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Introduction: Sewing Machine Frame Chair

About: I have a group on facebook.South La. radio restoration and collecting.

I wanted something different from the common frame table.

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Step 1: Starting With Frame

I was given a sewing machine frame,and didn’t want to make a table. It seems everyone makes tables with them.

Step 2: Remove the Unneeded Parts.

The tub and spindle wheel was removed, I left the pedal base for support. After I spray painted the frame two coats of gloss black.

Step 3: Installing the Seat

I cut two 1 x 12 inch strips and mounted them to the insides the frame legs to hold the seat along the back and width of the frame I cut 1x 18 strip. For the seat I cut 2 “ x12”x 18 pine and mounted it to the strips.

Step 4: Fitting the Back and Arms.

I cut 2) pine boards 1 x 3 x 14 strips for the arm rest and added a notch for the back rest board I rounded the front end of the arms with my jigsaw and sanded them afterwords. I used the screw holes in the frame to attach the arms by screwing them from the bottom up. For the back rest I cut 3) 1 x 6 x18
boards I gave the back rest about a 15 % lean. On the back of the back rest I add two 1x 18 strips to help support the back rest. Working from under the seat I screwed the seat to the back rest. The top strip I added to the back side of the back rest with finished nails from front to back and nailed the arm rest from the sides.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

After stain and clear coat the end result was something new and different.



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    8 Discussions

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    cliqboom
    cliqboom

    7 weeks ago

    Nice idea, going to have to make my wife one. Good work.

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    jveazey
    jveazey

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Thanks ,share a picture when you make yours.

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    rayp1511
    rayp1511

    7 weeks ago

    Nice work and a creative use for the treadle base.

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    jveazey
    jveazey

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Thanks

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    8 weeks ago

    Nice use of the metal. There's lots of tables out there, but I've never seen one of the old machines made into a chair. Thank you for sharing :-)

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    jveazey
    jveazey

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    Thanks Alex that’s why I like instructables can share and get ideas also.

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    AussieAlf
    AussieAlf

    2 months ago

    Nice work Jimmy, i like it. I have an old frame as well sitting up in the shed some where.
    Good job.
    Cheers..

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    jveazey
    jveazey

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    Thanks that why I like this site. I see projects I would like to make and share projects I have made.