How to : Build a bookshelf chair.

Chair-640x330

Materials:

2 sheets of 3/4 plywood boards that come in 4 X 8 ( bought more expensive plywood for around $40 per sheet)

6 X 8ft of 2 x1 inch pine strips

4 x 8ft of 2 x 2 inch pine

2 boxes of 1 1/4″ Kreg pocket screws

1 bottle Gorilla wood glue

Started by creating a base that is cut out of 4×8 sheet of plywood and built sides by using 2 x 2-inch pine.

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Sides are 29″ tall.

Build the foundation

In between 2 x 2’s he used 2 x 1-inch pieces of pine.
To secure 2 x 2 and 2 x 1 pieces to plywood platform, he used Gorilla glue and Kreg pocket screws.

Create support

he used more 2 x 1-inch pine to create support for a first story piece of plywood and secured it with pocket screws and wood glue

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

First floor

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Seating area and sides

He started with upper bookshelf slots with 2 x2 in pines. To secure them he used the same method of Kreg pocket screws and wood glue. The seating area is 28.5″ long and 26″ wide.

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Bookshelf sides

how pocket screws were used to interlock each piece of 2×2 pine to each other.

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Back same as sides

View of the back as it was built using 2×2

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Slowly coming together with sides and back

He cuts out the plywood to fill in support for the all top three sides of the bookshelf chair. He used clamps to secure it better to the seating area while wood glue dried. And here is the completed unpainted bookshelf chair

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Next comes the painting

Incredible Tutorial How To Build A Bookshelf Chair

Finally, cushions and books

The cushions where hand made.

Bookshelf Chair final measurements are 41.5″ wide by 34.5″ long and 29″ tall.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s