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This deckchair, whose shape is largely inspired by Chilean, is essential to spend pleasant moments of relaxation in the garden. It will be ideal for your naps and your moments of reading in the shade.

Realization of a lounge chair

Necessary material

  • 2 shuttering boards measuring 300 x 15 x 2.5 cm
  • 3 chopsticks 2.2 cm in diameter in 100 cm long or 3 handles in raw wood
  • 16 wood screws 4 x 30 mm
  • 10 wood screws 4 x 45 mm
  • 1 jar of 125 ml of V33 smoked raw satin smoked stain
  • 1.50 m fuchsia deckchair canvas in 43 cm wide
  • 1 coil of fuchsia sewing thread

Difficulty: difficult
Cost: 38 €
Time Manufacturing: 2 days

Cutting and preparation of planks

Using a circular saw, cut 8 boards to the following dimensions:

  • 4 boards measuring 132 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in red)
  • 4 boards measuring 103 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in blue)
Plan the boards on both sides.
A tip: to assemble the planks, pre-drill with a wood drill bit 3 mm in diameter, then drill with a wood drill 8 mm in diameter equipped with a depth stop fixed to 1 cm, finally screw.
Important: do not cut out all the elements from the beginning and follow the steps of realization.

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Making the sides for the deckchair

Assembling the sides for the deckchair

  • Assemble the 4 boards measuring 132 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (red) 2 to 2, face to face, with 4 x 30 mm screws.
  • Do the same for planks measuring 103 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in blue).
  • Cut with circular saw boards measuring 132 cm long (in red) at an angle of 44° miter and planks measuring 103 cm in length (blue) at an angle of 62° miter. (See diagram 1)
  • We thus obtain the 4 elements composing the sides.
  • Sand the edges of the joints with 40 grit sandpaper.

Cutting elements

  • To nest the boards shown in red and the boards shown in blue to form one side: cut out items A and B
  • To do this, unscrew all the planks and group 2 to 2 boards measuring 132 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in red) on which are the holes of 8 mm and boards measuring 103 x 7.5 x 2, 5 cm (in blue) without holes. Secure the planks with clamps.

Cutting boards

  • Cut out A in boards measuring 132 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in red) as shown in Figure 1. The rest of the board is C.
  • Cut B into boards measuring 103 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (blue) as shown in Figure 1. The rest of the board is D.

Screw the boards

  • We thus obtain each element A, B, C and D in 2 perfectly identical copies.
  • Screw A and B together with the starting boards, completing the assembly with a 4 x 30 mm screw.

Assemble the boards

  • Assemble, by crossing them, boards measuring 132 cm and 103 cm long by screwing them with 4 x 45 mm screws. (See diagram 3)
  • For a solid assembly, use 5 screws.

Assemble the elements for the recliner

  • Then screw the C elements on the boards measuring 132 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in red) and D on the boards measuring 103 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm (in blue) with 4 x 30 screws. mm (see diagram 1), and cut the surplus.

  • Once all the cuts are made and the assemblies adjusted, make the final assembly of the sides by gluing and screwing.
  • Close the screw holes with 8 mm diameter pins. For the method, refer to page 13, and cut with a saw flush with the board. Sand all with 80 grit sandpaper.

Assembly of the deckchair

Drill the wood to make the deckchair assembly

  • Make the holes on each side, following the indications in diagram 4, with a flat wick of 20 mm in diameter.

Drilling the wood for the deckchair

  • Only drill the board inside the deckchair.

Cutting wood for the deckchair

  • Cut out 4 pieces of trunnion measuring 50 cm in length.
  • Grate on 2.5 cm long with a wood grater, to reduce the diameter to 2 cm.

Assembly of the deckchair

  • To assemble the deckchair, glue and then fit the trunnions in the holes of 20 mm diameter.
  • Keep tight with clamps and allow to dry.

Fabrication of the canvas seat

Sew the canvas for the deckchair

  • In the deckchair canvas, cut out a 144 x 43 cm rectangle.
  • At each end of the fabric, make a hem by making a fold to 1 cm, then a second to 1 cm and stitch.
  • (See diagram 5) Mark with pins a line 10 cm from the edge.

Sew the canvas for the deckchair

  • To form the passage of the trunnion, fold the fabric up to this line.

Canvas for the deckchair

  • Make a double sting for strength

Transat finishes

Finishes to realize the deckchair

  • Apply 2 coats of stain on the wooden structure of the deckchair.
  • To place the fabric and hold it in place, pass it between the top 2 trunnions, then slide a 40 cm trunnion - which will have been sawn into the last trunnion - on the inside of the hem.

Install the canvas in the deckchair

  • Proceed in the same way for the bottom.

Cover of the book Palettes recollection special garden edited by Rustica

This construction is extracted from the book Special 'Garden' Pallets from Beatrice d'Asciano to Rustica editions.

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