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Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #23: Finished

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 09-23-2020 11:59 PM 429 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I completed the weaving this evening, so the chair is finished. Here are a few photos of the final bits.

After loosening the screw holding clamping fitting back at the starting point, I pulled the end of the doubled cord through from back to front with a bit of wire, tightened up the screw again to pinch the cord, then tied off the ends with a knot. Time to sit and relax.

Pulled through to the front, snipped, and knotted.

A little bit of smoothing the weave, and it was done.

Things I would do differently next time:
  • Don’t cheap-out on the wood. This particular chair build took too much time to call it an experiment.
  • Do a better job at estimating the amount of cord needed and get it all at once. I estimate there’s about 1500’ of paracord in this chair.

Other than that, this was a very satisfying project.



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Redoak49

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 12:10 AM

Excellent job..A great chair!

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#2 posted 09-24-2020 02:15 AM

I could use that chair right now….sitting on the backyard deck, watching our pond, and seeing the water ripple in the sunlight and wind, watching the heron, canadian geese,ducks that comes to visit. Good furniture is more than nice wood, its a realization of a moment. Nice!

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#3 posted 09-24-2020 06:15 AM

Ross,

A really first-rate weaving job! I agree that the sunshine will probably blend the colors so it will eventually all look the same.

Enjoy!

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.

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#4 posted 09-24-2020 11:47 AM

Wow – that’s not just a chair – that is art! Love the weaving color – contrasts the frame beautifully.

-- Bstrom

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#5 posted 09-24-2020 02:14 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments.

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#6 posted 09-24-2020 08:33 PM

That came out amazing, i thought you had gone off the rails a couple of times (burning the wood, using green paracord) but this came out fantastic, great job.

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#7 posted 09-25-2020 12:05 AM



That came out amazing, i thought you had gone off the rails a couple of times (burning the wood, using green paracord) but this came out fantastic, great job.

- Notw


Hey, you and me both! I struggled most with the burning but decided that I would certainly question my decision if I chose not to try. I’m glad I went for it.

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 05:27 PM

Great inspiration Ross. Thank you for the detailed posts. Above my skill level, but you don’t get better if you don’t try.

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#9 posted 09-29-2020 06:02 PM



Great inspiration Ross. Thank you for the detailed posts. Above my skill level, but you don t get better if you don t try.

- Blicquy

Thanks! I must admit, I put off my first chair project because it seemed too daunting. However, I found that it was very manageable when I just focused on the next logical step. It takes some time to complete, but it’s very satisfying along the way.

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