Unbelievable Chair

Supplies:

The provisions you will require are:

5 – 5 foot 3/4″ PVC funnels (or metal channels for customary seat use)

4 – 3/4″ 90 degree elbow PVC fittings

2 – 3/4″ 90 degree side outlet elbow PVC fittings

10 – 3/4″ tee-slide PVC fittings

2 – 2 x 2 x 8 timber

A pre-cut 2 x 4 bit of pressed wood – any thickness (I got a slim piece from Lowe’s)

2 yards of White Duck Canvas Fabric

Jigsaw (with “metal-medium” and “wood-clean” sharp edges)

Roundabout Saw

Drill (with 9/64 and 3/16 boring tools, likewise a Phillips-head screwdriver bit)

8 screws (2 1/2″ and 1/2″ development or wood screws)

Stapler

Wood stick

Clips

Straight edge

Estimating tape

Pencil/pen

Scissors

Paintbrushes (I really utilized a 1/2″ painter’s brush, and a fine tip painter’s brush the most)

Painting supplies (painter’s palette, water, cloth to clear off paintbrush on, and so on)

Acrylic paint (matte completion)

4 – 6″ to 12″ long zip ties

Sealer

Discretionary: perpetual texture stick (I didn’t utilize this)

Discretionary: sandpaper (I didn’t utilize this)

Step 1: Cut PVC Pipes

The cuts I recommend you use are as per the following:
Funnel 1 (60″): 31 3/4″, 18″, and 11″ cuts
Funnel 2 (60″): 31 3/4″, 17″, and 11″ cuts
Funnel 3 (60″): 18″, 18″, 12″, 6″, 6″ cuts
Funnel 4 (60″): 17″, 17″, 10 1/2″, 10 1/2″, 5″ cuts
Funnel 5 (60″): 17″, 5″, 6″, 6″, 6″, 6″ cuts
Measure and imprint the cut lines on each funnel.
Brace down the channel to be cut.
Utilizing a “metal-medium” edge in your jigsaw (since fine toothed sharp edges are required for PVC cutting), cut every one of your imprints. Alternatively, you can utilize a PVC cutting instrument or other device you have available to cut the funnels. PVC is anything but difficult to cut (in any event, string can do it!).
OPTIONAL:For included weight support (particularly with ordinary seat utilization), you can utilize metal funneling rather than PVC pipes.

Step 2: Label the Pipes

I found it easiest to label each cut pipe with it’s length (to quickly find it later when assembling).

Step 3: Lay Out Your Pieces

Spread out your slice pieces to resemble the photos here.
The principal picture tells the best way to spread out the principle outline.
The subsequent picture tells the best way to spread out the seat outline.
The primary casing pieces you ought to have all together through and through is:
Top flat piece = 31 3/4″
2 elbows on either side of the top flat piece
2 vertical pieces = 17″ each
2 tees under every 17″ piece
Center flat piece = 31 3/4″
2 vertical pieces under the tees = 11″ each
2 tees under every 11″ piece
For flat line 3 utilize a 10 1/2″ piece, a tee, a 5″ piece, a tee, a 6″ piece, a tee, and a 6″ piece
2 vertical pieces under the third line = 17″ each
1 vertical piece between the 2 vertical pieces = 17″
For the last column from left to right: elbow, a 10 1/2″ piece, a tee, a 5″ piece, a tee, a 6″ piece, a tee, and a 6″ piece, at that point an elbow
The seat outline is:
2 – 6″ pieces
2 – 90 degree side outlet elbows
2 – 18″ pieces
1 even 12″ piece

Step 4: Assemble the Seat

The seat is super simple. Use the pictures as a guide of how to assemble it.
The 12″ piece goes into the two 90 degree side outlet elbows.
Attach the 18″ legs to the other end of the 90 degree side outlet elbows.
insert the two 6″ pieces into the top part of the 90 degree side outlet elbows.
OPTIONAL: You can add feet pieces to the bottoms of the 18″ legs if desired.

Step 5: Assemble the Main Frame

Addition the 31 3/4″ piece into the two elbows at the highest point of the edge.
Addition the two 17″ pieces into the opposite finish of the two elbows.
Join a tee on each side, and addition the second 31 3/4″ piece into the tees.
Supplement the two 11″ pieces into the tees as appeared.
Connect tees to the bottoms of the 11″ pieces.
Gather the third line: a 10 1/2″ piece, a tee, a 5″ piece, a tee, a 6″ piece, a tee, and a 6″ piece
Addition this line into the tees.
Include the three 17″ pieces vertically away from any detectable hindrance tees.
Gather the fourth and last line with a 10 1/2″ piece, a tee, a 5″ piece, a tee, a 6″ piece, a tee, and a 6″ piece
Connect the last line into the last two elbows and append this to the bottoms of the 17″ pieces.
You can tenderly sledge or hammer these pieces into one another to give it a tight seal.
NOTE: Make sure to turn the tees in the third and fourth lines in the SAME heading (close to the rear of the casing). I fixed this in the fourth line in my photos later.
Discretionary ADDITION: Optionally, on the off chance that you can discover one out of a store close to you (there weren’t any in my home improvement shops), you could supplant the center jump start the third line with a “side outlet tee” (see last image of this progression for a case of it) and include an extra funnel opposite the third column to the rear of the seat. This would include steadiness oppositely too (so most of the weight doesn’t sit on the third column’s funnel alone).

Step 6: Attach the Seat

Attach the seat frame to the main frame by means of the 6″ pieces being inserted into the open tees of the 3rd row.
Note the correction of the 4th row tees here.
OPTION 1: You can, additionally, spray paint the PVC piping a pretty color if you don’t want it to be plain. However, you cannot see it when the chair is in use.
OPTION 2: You can also build a decorative backing to fully enclose the framework if you want to put this chair out in the open and not against a wall.

Step 7: Cut the Wood Frame Pieces

Using a “Wood-Clean” blade in your jigsaw, cut each piece into a 37 3/4″ and a 53 3/4″ piece.
That will give you two 37 3/4″ pieces and two 53 3/4″ pieces when finished.

Step 8: Assemble the Wood Frame

Lay out the wood so the two 53 3/4″ pieces sit outside of the two 37 3/4″ pieces.
Pre-drill two holes in the corner joint with a 9/64 drill bit.
Apply wood glue.
Screw these two pieces together with #8 – 2 1/2″ construction or wood screws.
Continue this process on all corners.

Step 9: Check the Fit

The PVC framing should fit into the wood framing with room to spare.
For a snugger fit, make the two 37 3/4″ pieces each 34 3/4″.

Step 10: Mark the Plywood for Cutting

Measure the wooden encircling’s width (from the outside of one vertical piece to the outside of the other).
Mine deliberate 40 5/8″.
Move this estimation to the compressed wood.
With the 2 x 4 bit of compressed wood sitting evenly, I estimated the 40 5/8″ estimation vertically to make the piece this short (rather than the first 4 foot length).
Additionally, include the straight edge markings for the roundabout saw (as a rule the straight edge line will be 1/2″ away from the cut line).

Step 11: Cut the Plywood

Line up your straight edge on the line created.
Clamp down the plywood and straight edge.
Cut the plywood down to 40 5/8″ in length
Then rip the plywood in half lengthwise (cut it at 12″ lengthwise).
This will give you two 12″ x 40 5/8″ plywood pieces.
OPTIONAL: You can add additional plywood pieces to the front of the framing so the PVC pieces don’t bump into the canvas.

Step 12: Attach the Plywood

Pre-drill holes through the plywood into the wood framing (3 – 4 holes per side per piece) with a 9/64 drill bit.
Be sure not to drill into the screws from the prior step.
Using #8 – 1 1/2″ screws, screw the plywood down to the wood framing.

Step 13: Add Zip Ties

Stand the two frames up, with the front facing you.
Using a 3/16 drill bit (or one that matches the width of your zip ties), drill holes on either side of the pipes to attach the pipes to the plywood for stability.
Add the zip ties with the teeth facing inwards.
Zip tie down the pipe to the plywood.
Do this two times on the top sheet of the plywood, and two times on the bottom sheet of plywood.

Step 14: Cut and Turn In

Cut the zip ties using the cutter in a needle-nosed pliers, or whatever cutting device you want.
Turn the tied/cut edges of the zip ties inward so they won’t be seen through the canvas.

Step 15: Iron the Canvas

You’re done with the framing! It’s time to move on to the painting!
First, iron out the canvas fabric to get rid of as many deep creases as you can.
OPTIONAL: You can use a canvas fabric that has more elasticity to it and isn’t 100% pure cotton if you prefer. I used Duck because of its strength.

Step 16: Add the Canvas to the Frame

Drape the canvas over the frame, making sure there is enough canvas on every side to attach to the wood framing on the back.
Then, lay the framing down on to the canvas to be stretched.
OPTIONALLY: you can sew in an indented “seat” into the canvas before continuing with this step.

Step 17: Add Starter Staples

To start, staple in a starter staple into the top-center of the frame.
Next, stretch the fabric as tightly as you can and put a staple in the bottom-center of the frame.
Now stretch the fabric towards you to add a staple in the left-center of the frame.
Finally, stretch the fabric towards you to add a staple in the right-center of the frame.
NOTE: the fabric will naturally indent when sat upon, therefore it needs to be pulled tight so it doesn’t have excess sagging. The weight of a person (hundreds of pounds of weight) will make this indentation on its own. You can optionally sew a permanent seat into the canvas before attaching it (as aforementioned).

Step 18: Add Stabilizing Staples

Add a few stabilizing staples into the top (while stretching the canvas towards you). Then repeat that on the bottom. Then to one side. Then to the other side.
Keep building up staples working your way around the frame from opposite end to opposite end, and making sure to pull the canvas nice and tight.

Step 19: The Corners

Use the pictures to help you figure out how to do the corners.
Fan the corner fabric and staple it down.
Pull the side fabric over the stapled fabric so it is tight and looks flat on either side of the corner, then staple this down.

Step 20: Staple Away

I went overkill with the staples all the way around the framing since this fabric will be holding weight.

Step 21: Trim Away the Excess

Trim away the excess fabric and staple down any loose fabric.

Step 22: Find Your Inspiration

This is the fun part!
You can literally have any piece of furniture you want! Want that $1,000,000 couch you’d never afford? Just paint it and make it yours! šŸ˜€
I used the Picket House Furnishings Reese Button Tufted Accent Chair as my inspiration.

Step 23: Choose Your Method

There are a wide range of techniques for painting your perfect work of art (both for ace painters and the individuals who can’t paint to spare their lives).
Discretionary techniques include:
Free hand (this is the technique I picked)
Printing the specific picture out on the canvas straightforwardly
Assemble a DIY projector and task an image from your telephone or an image onto the canvas to follow
For a refined, less-practical look, draw a framework on the canvas and decoupage various textures inside the diagram utilizing Mod Podge
Put a motivation picture into a matrix and move the framework to the canvas to draw it (I utilized a network just to have a superior thought of scale for nothing giving)
PBNify.com + a DIY projector onto your canvas
PBNify.com is a FREE online source to transform ANY image into a paint-by-number. This is extraordinary for the individuals who can’t generally draw or paint well yet need to do this task. I will give you how this functions in the following stage.

Step 24: PBNify.com

Spare your motivation picture

Go to pbnify.com and click “peruse”

Supplement your image (you will never “transfer” any photos anyplace)

Select the shading palette by tapping on various hues/conceals in the furnitureā€¦DO NOT neglect to tap the white foundation as a shading in the palette or it will shading out of sight an odd shading.

At the point when the shading palette is chosen, click the blue box that says “PBNify”

It will smooth edges, recognize shading locales, and afterward show you a painted-by-number example of the image you utilized.

At the top, you will currently observe blue boxes connected to green boxes saying “filled/spare”, “layout/spare”, and “spare palette.” Click on each of these to print out or see the framework, filled-in rendition, and shading palette for your new paint-by-number.

Print the diagram (with the numbers on it) on a straightforward, printable sheet (like utilized for projectors in schools)

Manufacture a fundamental DIY projector out of a crate, a light, and some plastic (Google has numerous forms)

Put your reasonable printed sheet into the DIY box and venture this onto your canvas.

Utilize this projection to attract the layout and numbers for your additional enormous paint-by-number

At that point paint it in as per the shading palette print out you picked

Step 25: Create an Outline

If you are free-handing like I did, create the outline onto your canvas.
I printed out the picture with a grid over it to give me a basic idea of scale when free-handing the outline on to the canvas.

Step 26: Gather the Paint Supplies

Here are the supplies I used exactly for my project.
Apple Barrel matte acrylic paint colors (from Walmart):

20503E White
20521E Nutmeg Brown
21490E Pavement
20760E Kings Gold
21484E Admiral Blue

I also used 1/2″ and fine tip paintbrushes, a ceramic palette to mix paint on, water for rinsing the paintbrushes, a rag to wipe them off on, and my phone with a picture pulled up of my inspiration image (to get the shading, etc right)

Step 27: Paint!

Enjoy the process of painting your masterpiece!

Step 28: Seal It!

Here are some options (a non-exhaustive list for sure) for sealing your masterpiece:
A matte, crystal clear spray sealer (such as the one pictured)
Polycrylic (not polyurethane because polyurethane turns yellow over time)
Mod Podge
My husband suggested Scotch Guard (give it a try if you want)
Hairspray (some artist’s swear by hairspray as the perfect sealer)
NOTE: When using a solidifying sealer (such as polycrylic), be sure to sit in your seat a few times first to develop an indentation before permanently solidifying it.

Step 29: Shots!

Light Table

Spirit Bottle Chandelier