Space is in short supply in a tiny house – so it makes sense to design a chair that takes up the least amount of space when not in use.
This folding chair design can be cut using a router from one 2’x3′ rough cut piece of plywood. You could also use a jigsaw – which might take a little longer.
We recommend using the first cut chair as a template – since the dimensions are fairly complex. Then… using a 1/2″ diameter top bearing flush trim router bit, cut additional chairs. Five of these chairs can be made from a single 4’x8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood with minimal material loss.
Two hinges are needed to make the chair work. Use sturdy piano hinges, (1) 6 inch and (1) 10 inch. Sand and stain the wood to your aesthetic preference.
The strength of the chair relies on the strength of the hinges so be especially attentive to screw and hinge selection and attachment.
To fold open, lift the seat and tilt the back leg. Then slide the notches together. The chair stays open under the weight of the seat and occupant.
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