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Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair

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Project by Ross Leidy posted 09-24-2020 06:21 PM 644 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my approximation of the Wegner CH-27 chair, woven in a danish cord style with paracord rather than caning like the original. The frame is burned (shou sugi ban) and finished with an exterior matte poly. The two spools of paracord it took to complete were not quite the same in color, unfortunately, but at least the back and seat were each woven with from a separate spool. Full build details blogged here.

A special thanks to Caleb James and his danish cord weaving article published in Popular Woodworking. The instructions were extremely helpful. Definitely recommended reading.





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#1 posted 09-24-2020 08:13 PM

that is a cool chair ross the green cord against the black finish is really stunning.gotta try the shou sugi ban technique someday.the weaving is gorgeous,i gotta ask how much time was spent just doing that? beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-24-2020 09:20 PM

That’s a great looking chair. I agree the green cord looks good.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 09-24-2020 11:59 PM



that is a cool chair ross the green cord against the black finish is really stunning.gotta try the shou sugi ban technique someday.the weaving is gorgeous,i gotta ask how much time was spent just doing that? beautiful work.

- pottz

Thanks so much. The seat weaving was stretched out over 11-12 days because I had family visiting at that time. The back I started on a Saturday and finished the following Wednesday. Not rushed, just leisurely as I had time. The best way, really. :)

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#4 posted 09-25-2020 12:01 AM



That’s a great looking chair. I agree the green cord looks good.

- 489tad


Thanks, Dan. The green definitely fits in with the Spring/Summer surroundings here.

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#5 posted 09-25-2020 02:34 AM

Nice color combination. Thanks for showing the whole thing on the blog series. It was cool to read through.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 09-25-2020 01:39 PM

Beautiful chair Ross! What species of lumber did you use?

-- Michael

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#7 posted 09-25-2020 02:01 PM



Nice color combination. Thanks for showing the whole thing on the blog series. It was cool to read through.

- swirt


Thanks, I was happy to share.


Beautiful chair Ross! What species of lumber did you use?

- WoodHobbit


This was an experiment to see what I could do with lowly construction lumber – 2×8’s from Home Depot. Given the amount of work invested, I’m not sure I’d do that again. It soft and kind of stringy, so machining was a little rough in places. If I build a companion chair, I’ll most likely go for a hardwood instead.

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#8 posted 09-25-2020 03:19 PM

Really beautiful! Looks like you’ve got an amazing view too!

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#9 posted 09-25-2020 05:22 PM

that’s beautiful! how did you determine the initial dimensions? I’ve been wanting to make a lounge chair for a while but have had a hard time finding dimensions. Any chance you have some rough dimensions you can send me?

-- Steven, California, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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#10 posted 09-25-2020 05:32 PM



Really beautiful! Looks like you ve got an amazing view too!

- adam502


Thanks – we’re blessed to live on a small lake with lots of wildlife around.

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#11 posted 09-25-2020 05:43 PM



that s beautiful! how did you determine the initial dimensions? I ve been wanting to make a lounge chair for a while but have had a hard time finding dimensions. Any chance you have some rough dimensions you can send me?

- Acts65Woodworks


I found this image online that was obviously the Wegner CH-25, which I used to help size things.

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#12 posted 09-29-2020 04:29 PM

Beautiful work Ross! I also enjoyed following your blog.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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