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Sling Chair for Father's Day!

June 16, 2011 |
posted by ferbit
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Sling Chair for Father's Day!
Sling Chair for Father's Day!
Sling Chair for Father's Day!
Sling Chair for Father's Day!
Sling Chair for Father's Day!
About This Project

Once I saw these plans on here, I was thrilled to get started on them. I let the girls do most of the miter saw cuts (with lots of supervision) and they were a huge help sanding. Pine has really sharp edges, so they helped me round down every edge by hand. I would have used an electric sander, but *gasp* I couldn't FIND IT!

Aaargh!

Anyhoo, this is a gift for Daddy for Father's Day! I bought enough wood and fabric for a matching chair for myself. :) The girls are begging for matching kid-sized ones too. :)

I just LOVE how it folds up so flat (last photo below) to be hung under cover outside. :)

I used Connecting Bolts & Connecting Cap Nuts rather than just bolts and I love them!!! I did keep a washer in between the 1x2's to keep the wood from rubbing. PERFECT fit! Check out my last photo below to see it up close.

The bolts fit through the 1/4" holes Ana's plans instruct you to drill, but the caps need a larger hole. I drilled 3/8" holes into all OUTER 1x2 where the connector caps needed to be and kept the inside 1x2 holes at 1/4" per Ana's instructions. Hope that makes sense!

Then I finished them with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint.

Estimated Cost: 
$25-$30
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Type of Wood: 
Pine
Finish Used: 
Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Still needs to be lightly sanded to smoothen it more, then another coat of spray paint and several coats of poly.
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Great job! How fun for the

Great job! How fun for the girls to be able to help. Can't wait to begin my own chairs

posted by mrsstacygreen | on Fri, 2011-06-17 17:51
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I think that you should print

I think that you should print and frame the first picture to give to him along with the chair. Great job!

posted by groovymom2000 | on Fri, 2011-06-17 18:31

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