Chair for the garden

  1. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    Haha. You guys need to adjust your humour sensor. Everything Paul does is usually so bloody perfect! I couldn't resist a little dig.
     
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  2. Paul.

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    A lot of fuss over a chair :rolleyes:

    I'm still trying to work out what's wrong with it, everything I do has a reason, the joint between the leg, the back, and the armrest makes a triangle, one of the strongest structures there is right where its needed, I would have like to have made the armrests about 3" higher than they are but didn't have off cuts long enough, It was never meant to be a work of art but a functional item that used up a load of surplus material, cleaned and powder coated it would be a perfectly saleable item, in fact I was asked by three people who saw it this morning how much it would cost to produce them, and if I do make any more then I would refine the design.

    I also thought it may give someone an idea for a little project, it could easily be copied using erw steel section and assembled with a cheapo mig welder,

    Thanks to all who hit the like button, ;)
     
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  3. Richard.

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    Id actually prefer the arm rests where they are for me having long arms.
    I found it an interesting thread because like your self I have a lot of alu, Ss and Ms box section Various off cuts ranging from 200mm to 800mm long Which have been paid for on jobs and left over so it's nice to have little ideas like this to use it up on. With the amount of Alu I have left over I could stock the local home base with chairs:laughing:
     
  4. Paul.

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    Finally got round to finishing these off, made another to go with it and powdercoated them black satin. the upholstery department is planning to make a couple of memory foam cushions for them.
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  5. Richard.

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    That's a lot of off cuts Paul.
    They look pretty cool.
     
  6. Kent

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    It's funny how many odd ends of common sections build up in a shop too good to scrap but always a tad too short for the job at hand

    I suppose it save polishing having them black, have you powder opted a lot of stainless? I figure it might last a lot better than on ms?
     
  7. Jim Davey

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    Start trolling the Superyacht types, a stainless version would likely find a home as high end deck furniture. That would be a good way in with the sort of people who would buy for home as well.
     
  8. Jim Davey

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    If you wanted to raise the level of the arms you could always shape a couple of pieces of nice wood and screw them on to add the desired height while adding a nice decorative feature. I like them, job well done.
     
  9. Paul.

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    These are made from aluminium, but yes I have used powder coat on stainless it works very well if properly prepared.
     
  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Take a word of advice....don't get involved in the colour/material/design choice for the cover(s). :D
     
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  11. Kent

    Kent Member

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    My mistake forgot the material from previous
     
  12. Sarto

    Sarto Small flower carts specialist

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    @Paul. Do you mind if I ask you the angle from the leg and the "sitting part"
    and the angle from the "sitting part" and the back?
    Maybe next summer I will make a pair too.

    Thanks.
    SARTo
     
  13. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Its 100 deg between the seat and the back,
    Edit: here is the sketch I made it to
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  14. Sarto

    Sarto Small flower carts specialist

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    Thanks a lot. :drunk:

    SARTo
     
  15. Richard.

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    They are keen tolerances Paul given it was put up from off cuts.
     
  16. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Take no notice of the tolerances, its just sketched in autocad then measured afterwards, all I had to do was use the longest offcuts for the legs, and set the seat at 450, everything else is completely arbitrary
     
  17. mxmig

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    I think one of those really smart looking seats would look great as a "rocking chair" .:whistle:
     
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