The structural elements of the "classic chair" are excellent and so adaptable. I simply lengthened the leg to produce a conventional 19” seat height and extended the back frame dimensions to provide a higher seat back. I also substituted 2"x4" framed seat bottoms featuring slat inserts for the plywood seat bottoms. Most of the frame materials are Doug-fir 2"x4"s ripped down to 1.5"x1.5"s. The slats on the seat-bottom and chair-back are cedar fence boards ripped down to 2.5" wide.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Douglas fir 2x4s and cedar fence boards
Black satin enamel for the frames and spar urethane . . . both water based. Because the chairs are outside the finish is not indoor furniture quality. The purpose of the finish is to protect the chairs from the elements.
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