This Week in the Shop: Make: Plywood Chairs

A few issues ago, Make Magazine published plans for a jigsaw puzzle chair, and I needed chairs for my “dining room”.  In reality, I needed chairs, I had plywood and this plan jumped out at me.  I used a jigsaw to rough-cut the piece.  Then I finished the pieces with a bandsaw, rasps and a router with flush-cut bit.  Here’s the first chair.


Before you ask, yes, it isn’t sturdy enough.  The original plans called for 3/4 in thick plywood.  I only had half inch, but it’s what I had on hand.  I will install some sort of brace.  We’ll see how that changes the way this chairs works.  Tell me what you think so far –

Make it safe & keep the rubber side down.