Scrolling Chair

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Project by swamps42 posted 06-21-2011 02:09 PM 2252 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d been using a little director’s chair style stool to sit on while working at my new scroll saw and had been having such severely aggravated SI joint dysfunction that I couldn’t walk for a few days. The solution? No, not take more breaks from the scroll saw, build a better chair!

This chair is based on a design from Make magazine. the main chair pieces are cut from a single 2’x3’ piece of plywood. I added some bits of 2”x2” because it just didn’t seem right to drill and screw into the ends of plywood like the pattern called for.

Ultimately, the chair is a little wobbly, but it’s so much sturdier than my old fabric strap stool that I don’t care in the slightest. Plus, this chair doesn’t squeeze your hips funky which for me and my weakened body causes excruciating pain! I’m all for pain avoidance.

-- -Kim, Peyton, CO

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 05:17 PM

I like it, simple yet efficient.

-- Lotidus

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 11:44 PM

a couple low stretchers would fix the wobbly issue

-- Dave

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 10:28 PM

Great looking chair Kim, I’ve added it to my favourites, hope to try one soon. Thanks for letting us have a look

-- Michael, N.Ireland

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