Special Teacher Gifts

My son Jack, has Down syndrome. He's had the same preschool teacher for the last 3 years, and now it's time to move on to kindergarten. Not only does he have a dedicated teacher, but he has two paraprofessionals (teacher's aides) that take turns in helping him 1:1 all day long. I figured that it was time for all three of them to relax this summer. So, in appreciation, I made three of the adult sling chairs so they can enjoy their much deserved relaxation.

Estimated Cost
$25 - $30
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
Since I used cedar, I didn't want to do anything to it except put a coat of Thompson's water sealer on it.
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:00

As an OT in the schools, I can understand your connection to the dedicated teacher and staff that work for your son. I'm sure that these gorgeous chairs will show your appreciation! What great choices in fabric, too!


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:17

thanks!! i just love fabric! but mod-ish colors and designs really are so striking to me - LOVE it! :)

Sherry (not verified)

Fri, 09/23/2011 - 19:31

Would you mind sending the instructions for these chairs. I think this is something that I could do and would love to make a set for my husband for Christmas. We are all about homemade. That would be so great!


Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:05

Hi Sherry. To find the page where I got the plans, just click on the words "Wood folding sling chair - adult" next to the bolded "From Plan" listed above. That will take you directly to Ana's plan.

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