how to get a taller chair

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Project by eddie posted 03-25-2013 05:27 AM 3201 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i was at a friend of mine down the road at his cabinet shop and saw a bar stool he built and told my friend thats a mighty fine chair ,told me he got the plans from here he just made it taller , told him i was going to try to make some he told me it was kinda testy .that was last year this one here is my third try ,the first one i tried to draw it down on paper and figure out the steps and measurement to make it taller and made it well it looked like something that had been thur a hurricane r earth quake , the second time well all i did was waist a good sheet of MDF ,this time i went by the plans and just made the step stool/chair and used cull pine and some golen oak stain from HD and it came out ok, the last pic is one i clamped some scrap boards to it and cut to lenght and i think i got a taller chair at least the measurement for one ,thanks for looking and i know its not perfect,and it dont look nothing like my friends chair yet but then hes been doing this for a 40 something years i think im in a learning curve and did learn a thing r two with this chair , one day it going to look gran just got to build it a few more times :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 07:22 AM

Cool Eddie, came out pretty good, now for 1,000 more. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 10:04 AM

Great idea and nice job. I like the background behind the chair in the first photo :)

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 11:05 AM

Looking good Eddie!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 12:20 PM

I’ll take two. However, I would need them a little taller!!!!
Do ya need my address???

-- 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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#5 posted 03-25-2013 05:03 PM

Rex at my rate it may be a few more

thanks Dave

thanks Eli ,a good friend sent me that flag from Israel ,love that star of David

Randy the next one s will be taller ,and if i get up your way ill bring you a couple

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 05:47 PM

Eddie – these are very cool…..sounds like some learning going on there…’s all good. Now, if you use it as ladder….how scary is it?? Or is it pretty solid? Every kitchen ought to have one of those!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 06:02 PM

thanks Jeff, it is very sturdy.more than i thought it would be ,the one in the pic is going to my neighbor for their kitchen, tole em i needed it to get some measurement first .i tried to figure it up in my head but to make it taller it was just a lot easer to see it , those steps were a bit tricky ,im working on the tall ones now

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 08:29 PM

Actually eddie this is quite an older idea and seen in some antique publications however although they have been around I love the job you did.I alo love the design shalom.Alistair ps I am not jewish but my very very best friend of a lifetime is.Beautiful people indeed have fun Eddie

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 09:24 PM

Hey Eddie – had to print out a copy of those plans for the “to be built” pile of stuff…..the pile is getting big, but it’s good to a plan (s)..........thanks man.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 03-25-2013 10:10 PM

That’s a nice looking Franklin chair you have built eddie. I too have a friend that has one that I want to copy when I ever get to it. He said I could borrow his and bring it to the shop so I wont need any plans.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 03-25-2013 10:43 PM

thanks scottsman it was a fun build , Shalom

Darrell thanks,im with you on that ,if i can see it and get some measurement its as good as a plan in some ways better

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 03-26-2013 12:26 AM

Very nice Eddie – multi-purpose and well done!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 03-26-2013 12:46 AM

thanks Sandra

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 03-26-2013 01:11 AM

I’ve always thought this was a great project. I still have to build one. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Doug

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#15 posted 03-26-2013 01:16 AM

eddie, Ya did great on this one! I got a headache just trying to figure out how it folded into a ladder! I think I would need one in front of me to copy as me and plans usually don’t play well together. Bring the next version when you come visit so I can copy it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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