You can buy the same type of chairs anywhere: they will look the same as your neighbors' chairs or the chairs of a friend from work. Boring. If you want to be different from the rest, add something personal to the look of your furniture (and possibly save hundreds of dollars), read on how to do it on wikiHow. This article talks about pear armchairs and garden benches, dining chairs and high bar stools. Just start reading this article from Step 1, or use the table of contents above to find what you are looking for.
Method 1 of 4: Wooden Chair
These wooden chairs will be made in a well-kept, missionary style. The dimensions can be easily changed, as can the design of the back of the chair. Only the most basic skills and simplest tools are needed.
Step 1. Prepare the required materials
You will need a 2x2 and 1x4 board, a sheet of 1.5 "plywood, 1/4" dowels, wood glue, 2.5 "decking screws, double-sided screws, a 1/4" bit drill, a jigsaw, and a circular saw. Saws can be rented from large hardware stores or other local companies.
Step 2. Cut off the sides
You will need to trim:
- Two 16.5 '' pieces of 2x2 boards
- Two pieces of 37 inches each of 2x2 boards
- Two pieces of 14 inches each of 1x4 boards
- One 14-inch piece of 1x4 board, then split in half lengthwise.
Step 3. Assemble the parts of the chair
- Drill 1/4 "holes in the middle of the 16.5" posts, one 1/6 "hole at the top and two 1/3" holes at the top.
- Cut equally spaced 1/4-inch holes at both ends of the 1x4 boards.
- Drill 1/4 "holes in the middle of the 37" posts, 15 1/3 "holes, then 14 1/6" holes from the bottom.
- Apply glue and then insert the dowels into the holes. Then you can connect all the pieces to make two chair pieces. The sides of the parts of the chair should fit exactly to the short posts.
- Slide 1x4 x 4 '' split planks from bottom to top on each side of the chair and screw them in with decking screws.
Step 4. Get ready to put all the pieces together
- Cut three pieces of 1x4 14 "board and one 12" 1x4 board into 3 pieces.
- Cut a 17x17 '' square out of the plywood for the seat. Then cut 1.5x1.5 '' notches in the two corners of the chair to make room for the chair back posts.
- Drill 1/4-inch dowel holes in one of the 1x4 planks at the end of the long sides (one hole centered on the 4 1/3-inch planks at each end of the plank).
- Attach this piece to the seat on the notched side. Mark the space for the 1x4 dowels on the seat between the two notches. Drill 1/4-inch holes where required.
- Drill centered 1/4 '' dowel holes in each of the three pieces obtained from the 1x4 board.
- Drill the center pilot holes in the decking posts: 1 hole 3/4 "from the top of the short post and 14 3/4" from the bottom of the long post.
Step 5. Build the back of the chair
Apply glue and insert dowels to both ends of 3 pieces made from 1x4 board. Then, insert them into the 1x4 and into the back of the chair. Let the glue dry before continuing.
Step 6. Connect the back and seat of the chair
Apply glue and then install the seat using the two side pieces that should be secured underneath. The hind legs should fit snugly into their notches. Thread the decking screws through the plywood and into the front legs of the chair.
Step 7. Secure the structure
- Apply glue and insert two drawers (front and back), and then screw them with screws through the auxiliary holes drilled earlier (thread through the legs into the side of the drawer).
- Then insert two more decking screws through the seat and into the rear drawer between the three vertical bars.
- You can make the structure even stronger by reinforcing it with additional drawers in the interior of the chair, if you like.
Step 8. Sand and prepare the surface
Sand the chair to prepare it for painting or staining. You can also round the corners if you don't like sharp lines.
Step 9. Paint the tree
Paint or stain the tree as you wish. When it's dry, you're done! Enjoy your new chair!
Method 2 of 4: Pear Chair
You can simply buy pear chairs, but you can also make your own from recycled fabric or fabric with some kind of print. This chair is a good idea for your teenage child's room or for you.
Step 1. Prepare everything you need
You will need 4.5 meters of cloth (assuming the bolts are 45 inches wide), preferably a sturdy but soft cloth. You will also need to fill your chair with a pear. You can buy filler from most furniture stores, or you can make your own from foam or mattress contents. Next, you will need a sewing machine, thread, scissors, and a measuring tape. The paper or cardboard you sketch on can also come in handy.
Step 2. Make a sketch
Sketch on a piece of paper or cardboard. You have to make twelve spherical triangles 75 cm high and 50 cm base. On a large piece of paper or cardboard, draw a 50 cm straight line. Then, find the middle of the line and measure 75 cm from this point. Make sure your line is perpendicular using math or a protractor. Draw a smooth arc from 75cm to one end of the 50cm line. Give it the shape you want and then fold the sheet in half and cut out the sketch along the lines.
Step 3. Cut out the fabric
You need to take two of these triangles and apply it every 90 cm of your fabric with a slight indentation (and again, remember that you will need 12 of these triangles). If you can, leave a small stitch (about one and a half centimeters) stock near the edges of the triangles. Cut out the fabric when ready. Remember: measure seven times, cut once.
Step 4. Sew the halves together
Connect two triangles with threads, stepping back 50 cm from the base with the front side. Do this until you have 6 canoe-shaped pieces. Then join three of them with the long sides, so that you have one large piece of fabric. Do the same with the remaining three pieces.
Step 5. Fold the halves
Take these two pieces of fabric, place them together with the right sides, and then sew one to the other along the entire length, leaving 15 cm unsewn, so that you can then tuck in the filler.
Step 6. Fill the chair with a pear
Push the fabric through the hole to turn it inside out. You can now fill your pear chair with your chosen filling through the hole.
Don't fill your chair too much.. it should be comfortable
Step 7. Sew the hole
Use an overlock stitch to sew the hole. Enjoy your seat!
Method 3 of 4: PVC Beach Chair
This project can be modified as you wish, so do not be confused about the given dimensions. In this version, we will use 2 "PVC pipes to make a rough looking dining chair (18-22").
Step 1. Build a vertical section
Connect 30 cm pipes to 45 cm pipes using a T-piece. Slide the L-shaped connectors over both ends. Do the same with the other two pipes. Join the two sides together by attaching a 66cm piece of pipe to the L-joints closer to the T-joint. Make one piece of pipe using a T-piece and two 30 cm pipes. Then, attach the resulting structure to the other end of the shared frame.
- All pieces must be exactly measured before you cut them. As a result, you should have a rectangle. If parts of your design do not fit together, then you can cut them off.
- The T-joint of the long side of the structure must point towards the inside of the rectangle. The top T-joint should be adjusted 45 degrees from the long side of the structure.
Step 2. Create a connection
Place a 5 cm long pipe in the T-joint and attach the same T-joint on the other side.
Step 3. Build a horizontal section
Make the long sides in the same way as in the vertical section (pipes of 30 and 45 cm.with L-shaped connections at the ends). However, attach a 30 cm pipe to the ends closer to the T-joint in the middle, and the other side should consist of two 20 cm pipes connected by a T-joint. You should now have two rectangular designs, one inside the other.
Step 4. Decide on the angle of inclination
The seat is installed between the short section of the horizontal section and the long section of the vertical section. The chair rests on the longest horizontal section and the short vertical section. Adjust the incline level of the two parts of the chair. Determine the distance between the remaining T-joints on the long sides to create the desired angle.
Step 5. Cut and insert the back post
Cut off a piece of pipe (choose the length yourself) and insert it into two T-joints.
Step 6. Tighten the flap
The flap that will stretch between the top of the chair and the front edge of the seat forms a seating area for you. You can make this piece of cloth, or you can make it yourself, for example, using duct tape to seal heating pipes. As a result, the structure will be a frame and a long flap in the middle, attached from above and below to PVC pipes. You can sew on the edges of the flap or cheat and attach Velcro to the ends of the flap.
Step 7. Enjoy your creation
Your PVC beach chair is now complete. Remember that you can resize to make the chair larger or smaller, or even thinner PVC pipe.
Method 4 of 4: Other Suggestions
Step 1. Build a bench
If all of the above doesn't work for you, you can build whatever bench you find on wikiHow.
Step 2. Build a stool
The stool is another popular stool type and wikiHow has instructions on how to assemble a variety of stools.
Step 3. You can also fix your broken chair if you want to save money
You are quite capable of fixing the bowl chair or altering the upholstery of the chairs.