LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Project Information

I recently decided to build a chair for myself like one I had seen my instructor use, called "The Guitar Chair" They are SPENDY, but I found a resource for plans, and I built one.

As soon as I sat down in it, I realized there was something wrong. The design LOOKS stable enough at first sight, but the chair was far too easy to tip over to the right or left with the simple tripod design that the original used.

So I dismantled the first one and redesigned the chair in Sketchup with stability in mind.

Here is the result.

It's just as portable as the original, a little more difficult to build, but not much once you have the measurements down, and completely, rock solid stable in all four directions.

This is my prototype, and is made from simple inexpensive hemlock and plywood ( for the cushion backing ).

I like the fact that the half lap joints make the whole thing look kind of "Mission - y"

Future iterations will be sold commercially and will be custom made for the individual with nicer hardwoods such as Black Walnut, etc.

Gallery

Comments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,155 Posts
Nice job Jerry.

I don't play guitar, but if I did, I think a chair like that would be a winner.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,732 Posts
Thank you Terry and Roger. I actually thought this would get more play than it has, but Lumberjocks is funny that way.

RE MyHogany and merle: Before I release the design it needs a few tweeks and I also have a couple of improvements in mind. I don't want to steer anybody the wrong way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
Hi Jerry. I'd like to build one of these for personal use. The design looks straight forward but will you give a few hints about the "improvements" that helped make it more stable?
Are there any locking mechanisms to keep the chair stable in the set up position to keep it from folding up when one reaches for that beverage while relaxing?
Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,732 Posts
Hi Jerry. I d like to build one of these for personal use. The design looks straight forward but will you give a few hints about the "improvements" that helped make it more stable?
Are there any locking mechanisms to keep the chair stable in the set up position to keep it from folding up when one reaches for that beverage while relaxing?
Thanks.

- curliejones
There's a lot going on here that is not visible, and some gotchas that I only found out about when I was assembling the chair. I'm going to PM you about this.
 
Top