Eduardo's Game Chairs
- 2 sheets 3/4"x49"x97"
- 10' of 1"x1" square steel
- 10" of 1/4"x4" flat steel stock
- 2 door hinges 3 1/2"
- Flat head bolts for hinges
- 4 2" casters with hardware
- 18" x 18" upholstered cushion
- Table saw
- Chop saw
- Nail gun
- Metal cutting saw
- The chair units are made up of three main parts. The bottom seat section, the moveable top, and the hinge bracket. The width and depth of the chair are determined by the size of the cushion. The height is 16" to the top of cushion. Lay out the chair and also find a comfortable angle for the chair back to sit at when it is lifted. The seat back is same width and depth of chair and 4" tall.
- Build the top and bottom units out of mdf. Leave the front of the seat back open and a 4" section at the bottom of the base for game storage.
- Lay out the units on your original scaled layout. Determine the angle of the bracket, allowing for about an inch to be open to set on the cushion. Weld the bracket using the flat stock as a place to mount the hinges and a plate to bolt to the back of the chair. Use the square stock as uprights.
- Paint and finish all the chair parts including the hinges. Attach the hinges to the bracket and then to the seat top.
- With the chair lying on its side, allowing one inch clearance between the top and bottom sections, bolt the bracket assembly to the back of the chair base.
- Attach the casters to the bottom of the seat base. Set the chair up and check the sitting angle of the seat back. It can be adjusted with a shim running the full width of the chair.