Nesting Chair

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Project by SplashMaster posted 12-14-2019 02:27 AM 2771 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just as I was starting to plan on building some outdoor chairs Jay Bates released his plans for this nesting chair, which was a perfect fit for my needs. After purchasing the chair template, I followed Jays plans for the most part with the main difference being the use of trim head screws, instead of flat head like Jay used. The wood is from old treated pine 1X6 that I had previously used in a privacy fence. The set slates had to be milled to 5/8” thickness to be flat, but the chair legs are ¾” thick. The chair is finished with boiled linseed oil.

Over all the chair is comfy and light weight, storing away neatly. I would highly recommend his template and plans. Here is a link to his web site if you’re interested: Jay Bates Nesting Chair

Thanks for stopping by,

Matthew Stillwell

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 12-15-2019 12:14 AM

We’ve got two of those chairs (exactly liked the one (s) you built) that was built by my father-in-law some 25+ years ago. Very same design, except he painted ours brown, or stained them…..I can’t remember, and haven’t even looked at them in years….I have no idea where he got the pattern, but him and my mother-in-law used to sell them at flea markets and outdoor shows….Besides us, you’re the only one I’ve ever seen that had one….!! Interesting…!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#2 posted 12-15-2019 02:25 AM

Very nice. The ability to stow it is a nice touch.

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 08:40 AM

Very nice chairs sir.
I love the folding for storage.

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#4 posted 12-15-2019 01:23 PM

Simple but very comfortable design….I bet!

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#5 posted 12-15-2019 03:22 PM

Built a bunch about 20 years ago. Used white oak. Gave most to relatives. All complained of the weight. Wonder why???

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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