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Lounge Chair Seat Cushion Support Ideas?


Posted on February 14th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Projects. 2 comments

Back in October at Woodworking in America, I was knee-deep in assembly and glue-up of a pair of lounge chairs. These each have about 78 mortise and tenon joints. And thanks to my Powermatic PM701 bench top mortiser, the work went much faster and more accurate than I had even hoped. Money well spent.

I take no credit on the design of these, only the fabrication from a rough PDF of this chair design (Winward Lounge Chairs) by Thos. Moser. I love his stuff, but could never afford it.

They are all finished and waxed up, and only require the fitting of the seat support and upholstered cushions. They’ll have a nice thick 6″ high density foam cushion underneath and an angled back rest, but I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions on the support element underneath. I’ve heard everything from a wood frame with stretched webbing for a little extra give, to a piece of baltic birch plywood (simple and easy). Post a comment if anyone would like to make a suggestion on the seat support. Any links to detailed photos from your own project are a plus.





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