Stick Chair

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Project by jdtorque posted 07-06-2012 12:10 AM 7234 views 36 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this design idea from eddie (fellow lumber jock) and here is the link with directions “”.

I did however make some changes. I made this chair out of redwood which I am so glad I did I think it came out beautiful once I sanded the pieces. Also a good tip that I prefer, I like to sand my pieces before I put the pieces together. I think it makes things easier and then you only haft to wipe your finished product down before you stain it.

Also the instructions call for wire and wire staples. I decided to go with wire rope instead and I used clamps to finish at the ends and then cut off the excess. I really liked this whole project because its not your traditional design. I made this for my boyfriend and he loves it. Best part of all, this chair is very comfortable!

Thanks for viewing!

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 02:42 AM

I really like these chairs and yours came out really nice.

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 03:00 AM

Nice job. The redwood looks fantastic & I like the mods/upgrades.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 03:01 AM

thats a great build jdtorque i like the clamp ,looks a lot better than the staples too. what a great gift :) thank you for the mention also

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 03:08 AM

for got welcome to lumber jocks , great site here all skill leavels and a lot of wood craft master that love to share the craft

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 03:43 AM

Nice work jdtorque. And welcome to LJs.

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 12:27 PM


Wire rope? Clamps? Sounds interesting, could you eloborate a little bit?

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 02:11 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! You’ll find tons of great stuff here!
Nice job on the chair. I favorited the first one and this one. I am also interested in knowing where/what kind of wire rope and clamps you used on this project.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#8 posted 07-06-2012 03:46 PM

Salor and Enoelf; I used 1/8”x50’ Uncoated – Galvanized Wire Rope. It was really easy to work with and I only used about 25’ of the rope so I have more for future projects. You can purchase at any hardware store but I got it at HomeDepot.

I then used 1/8” Aluminum Ferrules for the clamps. This worked really well because I made this chair more of a permanent piece of furniture in my patio rather than a foldable “put away” chair so I was looking for something longlasting and more sturdy than the staples the directions call for.

Thank you all so much for your feedback!

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#9 posted 07-06-2012 05:24 PM

I am intrigued. favorite

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#10 posted 07-06-2012 08:58 PM

I really like your chair and the modifications you made. I have bookmarked both yours and Eddie’s. I do have a question though, since you only used 1/8” wire rope did you reduce the size of the holes or did you drill the 1/4” holes the plans call for?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 07-06-2012 11:37 PM

I kept to the 1/4” drill hole. It fit nice and snug which is what I was going for. If you want to make it into a foldable chair like the directions were made for I would reccomend getting a smalling diameter wire rope or a slightly larger drill hole. Hope this helps!

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 12:33 AM

I also followed the same plan and made one. No photos to share at this time, but made the following changes as well: Rounded all edges, including front of seat slats and top of back slats, plus the little connector pieces. I used galvanized wire, threaded each end and secured with crown nuts. Where each leg meets the ground I cut angles so the entire slat is flush down. I used WRC and it looks pretty good; haven’t put any finish on yet. But, mine doesn’t really fold up too well. When you draw together the back and seat slats they become too tight to fold up flat, so it’s kind of a “partial” fold. It is, however, deceptively comfortable to sit in!

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 06:26 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 11:16 PM

WOW, I love the chair. It looks great to set in too.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#15 posted 07-07-2012 11:28 PM

I ve been making that chair for over twenty years . I found if you make it out of redwood it will not last the wood is to soft to take the stress of in and out sitting.. Red oak or alder is the cheapest for that chair.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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