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Reading Chair

If you enjoy reading and need a some more space for your books then perhaps a reading chair could be for you. Peter and Annalien give you a step by step guide to show you exactly how to build your own reading chair. 

You will need:

Tools Materials
Compound Mitre Saw MDF (Supa wood 16mm)
PST 18 Jigsaw Chair seat 500mm x 500mm – 1 piece
GMR 1 router Chair back rest 500mm x 584mm – 1 piece
PSR 10.8 Cordless drill Driver Chair front bottom 500mm x 450mm – 2 pieces
PSR 18 Cordless Drill Driver Arm rest 620 mm x 186mm – 2 pieces
PEX 220 Eccentric/Random Orbital sander Book shelf back 150mm x 1034mm – 2 pieces
Glue gun Book shelf shelves 150mm x 584 mm – 4pieces
angle grinder with skinny disc Book shelf bottom 150mm x 600mm – 2 pieces
  Bookshelf/chair sides 600 mm x 1050mm – 2 pieces
  Magazine rack bottom shelf 400 x 400 mm – 1 piece
  Magazine 1st shelf 400 x 384 mm – 1 piece
  Magazine 2nd shelf 400mm x 300 – 1 piece
  Magazine 3rd shelf 400 x 200 – 1 piece
  16mm copper pipe 4 x 1 mtre pieces
  copper stop ends 16mm x 8
  Copper elbows 16mm x 4
  Copper T piece 16mm x 4
  Cut screws 3x 30mm
  wood filler
  paint/dark varnish

Follow these steps:

  1. With all your pieces pre-cut, mark out where the seat section and backrest fit onto sides
  2. Then on the reverse side of the sides mark out where the bookshelves fit to sides
  3. Router all edges
  4. Assemble seat onto both sides
  5. Assemble shelves onto each side
  6. Fit seat into sides with screws
  7. Fill holes
  8. Sand and varnish.
  9. Magazine rack
    1. Fit first shelf, then middle and then top.
    2. Cut copper to size for top cross bars
    3. Drill and fasten
    4. Cut bottom legs to size
    5. Glue in elbows, T pieces and stop ends
    6. Fasten onto base of magazine rack

Get the layout plans

Reading Chair