August 20, 2019
The plans are wrong and the chair is way too big. Don't use pocket screws...too complicated for a beginner. #8 Create the Seat Slats is wrong. It says cut 9 slats at 26 inches. I did and they were too short. 29" is the correct measurement. Whoever made up these plans did not build this chair or they would have caught the size and errors. Now I'm forced to cut it down so I can sit comfortably on it.
- Doug and Davis
May 23, 2019
After building this, my neighbor who is a carpenter came over to inspect the chair. He loved the look of it, but noticed a ton of very weak spots where the hardware was pulling away. The arm rails, for instance, DO NOT use pocket screws. Also, he mentioned screwing into the longer piece of wood rather than the two short ends therefore making it weak when you sit down. As soon as I sat down the middle of the slats started to crack. I used cedar as mentioned in the directions. I will find better plans for this chair on the next build.
- melissa wos
October 16, 2017
I built this a while back and never got around to given it a review. I love the size and so does the wife. It's large enough for a person to curl up and get wrapped up in a blanket for those cool nights around the fire. I did have a couple problems with the angle cuts but that have been m own error and lack of knowledge. Still love it and will be building the next one this week. Thanks again for posting these plans. Great job!
- Timothy Gann
August 4, 2017
This a very strong chair, but far too large for an average person. The seat is much too deep deep making uncomfortable.
- John Bushey
June 2, 2017
I printed out the instructions, followed the cutting diagram and carefully followed each step. I had to purchase a Kreg pocket hold jig and two good clamps and learn how to use them, but it was all pretty simple. I did alter the design of the shape of the back and the arms. I made one mistake when drilling the pocket holes on the arm supports and made two supports that were exactly the same instead of mirror images. This caused me a bit of difficulty-pocket holes must go on the outside of the arm supports or you will not be able to get your drill in the right position to attach the arms. I will say it is a very generous size and seems very sturdy, but I do need a pillow behind my back to be comfortable. It was a great experience for my first real construction project. Tons of compliments and requests for me to make them for my friends!
- Kathleen Murray
April 29, 2016
Great chair , easy to read plans ,, and pretty comfy also ,,, now I need a nice simple Table to match these chairs , something that would fit nicely in between them ,,, Thanks Mr.Build Something Salute
- Claude Godmaire