Post by ladywendolyn on Feb 20, 2014 9:49:39 GMT -8
Here is a link to very simple woodworking plans for classic canvas deck chairs. You can build these for about $10 each and finish them with canvas of your choice to match your vintage trailer. Vintage canvas deck chair plan
Post by gonekayaking on Feb 20, 2014 12:49:37 GMT -8
Have you actually made these up, would love to hear? I made one from Ana White plans which these look to be very similar to and when all was said and done, I found them to be way too big and not very comfortable. These look a little narrower and shorter....maybe I'll try again. I make these chairs for probably $20 and they are perfect for around the fire, festivals, the beach etc... Back and seat can definitely be customized. aguadream.blogspot.com/p/festival-chair-tutorial.html
We had a set that were purchased by my parents in the forties. What we discovered over the years the length of the cloth will change the way the chair set as it controls the arc of the entire support area. the type of material you choose also makes a difference, the original was a canvas awning fabric that did not stretch much.
Post by ladywendolyn on Feb 20, 2014 15:56:34 GMT -8
Its an interesting question about the size. I have not made these yet, but here is the specs on some similar chairs that Ikea had a few years back. They don't have them now or I would buy them, but you could compare the size of these with the pattern to see if they are smaller as I find ikea always makes things as small as is comfortable in order to save space and money. The centimetres converted to inches are 21"=53 centimetres. 31.5" = 80 centimetres, and 39" is 99 centimetres. I would assume then they are 21 wide by 39 tall with and they sit about 31 inches off the ground when open.
Post by gonekayaking on Feb 20, 2014 19:45:25 GMT -8
I'll have to do some comparisons. I suspect they sit more like 13-15 inches off the ground at the bottom of the seat. 31 inches would be table height. The cross over point is at an even lower height. I would say these are substantially smaller than the ana white chairs and close in size to the ones you posted.
Post by mountainsounds on Sept 6, 2015 8:47:28 GMT -8
I inherited a vintage version of this type of chair that was my Granny's. I brought it back from Ireland as luggage. The customs guy thought I was crazy. We have pictures of my Great Granddad sitting the chair surrounded by his grandkids. There is a fringed shade that can be attached to the top and a foot rest that can be attached at the bottom. The fabric is still good from when my Granny had it last reupholstered.