LumberJocks

Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #21: Weaving the seat

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 06-15-2020 03:10 PM 435 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Final prep before weaving begins Part 21 of Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair series no next part

Finally, the weaving! It goes slowly, but it’s kind of relaxing. I’ve accumulated a number of progress photos over the last few day, so here’s how it’s going. I’ll post some final seat photos once it’s completely done. We’ve been having such nice weather most of this last week, I worked out on the deck for this step. I’m sure this helped make this a relaxing process.

One bonus I found with working with paracord is that I don’t have to use knots when I extend the length of the cord. I found this tutorial video on welding two ends together, and it works great. This helped keep the underside neat and clean as I joined new sections.

Using Caleb James’ instructions, the rails were wrapped first, then the warp pairs were added in the gaps, and finally the side to side weaving. Here are a few photos of each of the stages.

Front rail first:

Joining a new piece of paracord. In the rail in the background you can see some chalk lines I made to help locate the rail wraps. I found that these didn’t work well in practice – they rubbed-off easily. However, the regularly placed screw heads worked just fine as a guide for each set of wraps.

Rear rail:

Weaving trumped domino game. :)

Starting the warp:

It turned out that working with the chair on its side was the easiest way to add the warp pairs.

To tie-off the end, I used a bowline knot and hooked it over one of the screw heads.

Starting the weave:

Nearly there:

The completed seat.

Now I wait for the 2nd paracord spool to arrive so I can start the back.



11 comments so far

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

4792 posts in 2787 days


#1 posted 06-15-2020 03:32 PM

Looks amazing and comfortable. You are a patient person to weave all that paracord.

View Ross Leidy's profile

Ross Leidy

173 posts in 2740 days


#2 posted 06-15-2020 04:42 PM



Looks amazing and comfortable. You are a patient person to weave all that paracord.

- Redoak49


Thanks, it does feel like it will have some spring to it. More patience will be needed since I had to order another 1000’ spool of paracord. I had severely underestimated the amount I would need. For some reason I had the figure of 370’ in my head for the amount needed for the chair. I can’t figure out where I saw that number. The Carl Hansen website claims it requires 400 meters for the CH-25, so my single spool of 1000’ will not be enough. In case the dye lot is different on the 2nd spool, I’ll wait until it arrives before beginning to weave the back.

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1343 posts in 2512 days


#3 posted 06-15-2020 08:23 PM

Wow, now it is coming together. Love the color and your modern take on a clasic chair

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View lightweightladylefty's profile

lightweightladylefty

3568 posts in 4511 days


#4 posted 06-16-2020 02:30 AM

Ross,

I’m glad you added the details about the amount you needed. As I looked at your photos and read your blog, my question was “how much?” You’re doing a really fine job!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View Ross Leidy's profile

Ross Leidy

173 posts in 2740 days


#5 posted 06-16-2020 01:42 PM


Wow, now it is coming together. Love the color and your modern take on a clasic chair

- kaerlighedsbamsen


Thanks – I feel like I’m on the home stretch now.


Ross,

I m glad you added the details about the amount you needed. As I looked at your photos and read your blog, my question was “how much?” You re doing a really fine job!

L/W

- lightweightladylefty


Thanks. Yeah, I was filling in the weave on the seat and noticing that my spool was way past the half-way point. It was then that I began to question my numbers and to do some calculations and more research. It was an, “oh, duh” moment.

View Notw's profile

Notw

779 posts in 2552 days


#6 posted 06-16-2020 03:26 PM

really like the color combination

View Ross Leidy's profile

Ross Leidy

173 posts in 2740 days


#7 posted 06-16-2020 07:26 PM


really like the color combination

- Notw


Thanks. There are some wild options available for paracord. I got mine at paracord.com.

View Ross Leidy's profile

Ross Leidy

173 posts in 2740 days


#8 posted 06-17-2020 01:25 PM

So I heard that the color/pattern paracord I’m using is on back-order. I’ll have to pause this project until they can ship my second spool.

View Ross Leidy's profile

Ross Leidy

173 posts in 2740 days


#9 posted 06-19-2020 05:18 PM

It looks like it could be 8 weeks before the paracord will be back in stock. Thanks, Covid-19.

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1343 posts in 2512 days


#10 posted 06-20-2020 05:40 PM

It looks like it could be 8 weeks before the paracord will be back in stock. Thanks, Covid-19.

Bummer, keep up the good energy!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View Ross Leidy's profile

Ross Leidy

173 posts in 2740 days


#11 posted 06-21-2020 04:35 PM


It looks like it could be 8 weeks before the paracord will be back in stock. Thanks, Covid-19.

Bummer, keep up the good energy!

- kaerlighedsbamsen


No problem – I’ve got other projects to keep me busy!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com