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Make a hanging chair with your hands: two-step master class

Make a hanging chair with your hands: two-step master class

One can hardly meet a person who has not experienced the desire to mastitis in a comfortable chair and feel the smooth swaying motion of a suspended design. Comfortable swings and hammocks at all times enjoyed great popularity. Today, the number of suspended seats greatly expanded: hanging sofas and chairs adorn many suburban areas, fitting well into landscape design.

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The basis for the production of suspended seats was the usual rocking chairs. Wicker design rattan or wicker steel furniture are the most promising for experiments, because they are quite light weight but have excellent strength.

The classic version of the chair

As a result of such experiments, furniture designers created a hanging chair shaped like a half of ball

Semi-circular design is appealing because it allows you to evenly distribute all the load. In addition, it is convenient to hang, setting the device at the highest point.

Frame hanging chairs can have multiple options.

Design and hard case

Wicker chairs from wicker, rattan, clear acrylic or plastic have a hard shell. For convenience they are complemented by decorative cushions and soft mattresses

A cozy chair hammock

The chair hammock is a softer version of the overhead structure. Swaying on the soft cushions you can always treat yourself in moments of relaxation

Closed chair cocoon

Enclosed on three sides by walls wicker chair cocoon is ideal to retreat and disengage from the external bustle

Instead of traditional rattan or wicker in the design of outboard seats are increasingly using synthetic materials, so that structures become more lightweight, flexible and noiseless.

Options, as you can see, a lot. Specifically, we will examine 2 examples.

Hanging chair hammock

To build this chair is not difficult. It is only necessary to possess a basic technique of weaving macramé.

Hanging chair hammock

This hanging chair will create on the site a special atmosphere of tranquility and peace

For the manufacture of chairs we need:

  • Two metal hoops of different diameters (for seat D=70 cm, for backrest D=110 cm);
  • 900 metres of cord for weaving;
  • 12 meters of slings;
  • 2 thick cord to connect the rings;
  • 2 wooden rods;
  • Scissors, tape measure;
  • Working gloves.

For the arrangement of the chairs it is better to use hoops made of plastic pipe having a diameter of 35 mm. Plastic pipe of this thickness are in a metal braid and is able to provide sufficient strength suspension structures.

To make the wrap from the pipe, first determine the length of the segment, using the formula S=3,14 xD, where S is the pipe length, D is the required diameter of the Hoop. For example: for the manufacture of Hoop D=110 cm you need to measure 110х3,14 = 345 cm pipe.

Method of joining the ends of the Hoop

For connecting the ends of pipes perfectly suited wooden or plastic internal insert of appropriate diameter, to secure which the usual screws

Plaiting is going nylon braided cord with a polypropylene core with a thickness of 4 mm, which can be purchased at the hardware store. It is good because it has a soft surface, but unlike the cotton fibres during the knitting can create a more dense nodes that do not «will spread» in the process of operation. To avoid differences in color and texture, the entire volume of the cord it is advisable to buy right.

Step #1 — create a winding for hoops

Our objective is to fully cover the metal surface of the hoops. For registration 1 meter wrap tight coils takes about 40 meters of cord. The coils do slowly with good tension by wrapping the cord neatly and evenly.

To make the winding tighter, every 20 turns, make the straps, with the effort of twisting them in the direction of winding until it stops. As a result, we should get the smooth and dense surface of the braid. And Yes, to protect your hands from blisters, this work is best done with gloves.

Stage #2 — mesh netting

When you create a mesh you can use any vending pattern macrame technique. The easiest way for the Foundation to take «the checkerboard» flat-nodes.

Mesh netting

Mesh double weave nylon cord, attaching it to the Hoop is decorated with braid double knots

Illustrative video manual of weave:

During the weaving to follow the force of the tension cord. This will depend on the elasticity of the finished mesh. The free ends of nodes, while cut is not worth it. Of them may be formed a fringe.

Step #3 — build construction

Opletenii hoops assembled in a single structure. To do this, with one end fastened them together, winding a single cord.

Installation of wooden rods

From the opposite edge of unwinding a vertically placed two wooden bars, which will serve as a support for the back design

The length of support rods may be any and is determined only by the selected height of the back. To prevent it from slipping off rings on the four ends of the wooden rods make shallow cuts.

Step #4 — making of a back seat

The weave pattern of the back can also be any. The weaving starts from the top of the backrest. Gradually down to the seat.

The design of the back of the chair

The free ends of the cords to tighten the bottom ring, collecting their dangling edges in a loose brush

When the pattern is braided, the ends of the threads, fix the lower part of the back and make them fringe. To strengthen the design will allow two thick cords which connect the backrest with the seat. Elegant hanging chair is ready. It remains only to attach the straps to hang the seat to the desired location.

Hanging chair with cover

If you do not want to engage in weaving, or for some other reason the first option didn’t suit you, it may be suitable that such.

Armchair with cover

Comfortable, gently swaying nest is the ideal place where you can relax, forget about their problems, or simply take a NAP

To make this hanging chair, we will need:

  • Hoop D=90 cm;
  • A piece of durable fabric 3-1,5 m;
  • Phleselin, dublerin or Trouser braid;
  • Metal buckles – 4 PCs.;
  • The line is 8 m;
  • Metal ring (for hanging chair);
  • Sewing machine and basic tailoring supplies.

To make a Hoop from a metal pipe, which is sold in the form of a rolled-Bay, or from bent wood. But if you are using wood it is necessary to be prepared for the fact that under the action of temperature drop Hoop can quickly crack and deform.

Step #1 — open your case

From the three-meter cut cut two equal squares, each of size 1,5×1,5 meters. Each of the squares separately folded four times. To make a circle with Central angle with a radius of 65 cm, we outline the circle and cut it. On the same principle of doing, and cut a circle from another square. Each of the resulting circles, receded from the edges 4 cm, dashed line of the proposed inner loop.

The planned holes for lanyard: put four times the circle and ironed it to the bends were landmarks. The first pair of slings will be positioned relative to the bend angle 45Zero, the second – 30Zero. Mark the corners under where the holes for the sling, again spread both circles and ironed.

The proposed hole for lanyard

According to the planned four axes make rectangular slot with a size of 15×10 cm Slot make the contour of the Y-shaped markings, are performed inside the rectangles

To make the same grooves on both faces, attached to a piece of fabric and skalyvaniem their pins. The contour is ready cuts the first circle make the slit on the second piece of fabric.

The design of the slits and the edges of the cut

The petals of the slits is bent inside out, proKLIMA edge of the interlining. Only then perform a full cut, stitching it on the edge, departing 3 cm

Step #2 — connection of elements

Grind both together for pre-scheduled the dashed lines, leaving an opening to insert the Hoop. Free allowance cut teeth. Ready case to turn out there and ironed.

Sheathing wrap

Of material for filling the cut strips in width of 6-8 cm, which is sheathed wrap. Sheathed frame is inserted in the case

Stepping back 5-7 cm from the edge, smetimes between both parties. The edge of the hole left under the insertion of the Hoop, to turn out inside out.

The edges of the cover

Unbound allowances skalyvaniem from the front with pins and edge stitch, stepping back from the edge by 2-3 cm of the same technology treated the entire edge of the cover

Fill the case with synthetic padding, stretching the strip of filler and fixing them with the edge of a hidden seam. To strengthen the cover on the Hoop in several places quilted fabric.

Sling mode four length of 2 meters. To prevent the blooming thread, aplause edge strop.

Attaching a sling

The melted ends of the sling extend through the slot formed from these loops and stitch 2-3 times

To be able to adjust the height and angle of chairs suspended on the free ends of the sling dress buckle. All lines collected in one hanger, clipping on a metal ring.

Ways of arrangement of the suspension system

This chair can be placed in the garden, hanging to a thick branch of a large tree. If you plan on hanging chair to make a functional decoration of the veranda, or gazebos, you will need to build suspended construction.

Suspension system must withstand not only the weight of the seat, but the weight of the person who sits on it.

Ways of fastening of the suspended structure

To consolidate simple hanging chairs, the weight of which together with sitting in it man is no more than 100 pounds, a fairly simple install anchor bolt

With this method of mounting should be considered the maximum load on the floor of the ceiling, which is measured in kg/mTwo, after all, this area will operate the entire suspension system. If the allowable load is less weight, resulting in the calculation, it is necessary to distribute the load across the ceiling, erecting a power frame that combines several anchor bolts.

Make this chair and you will get a great opportunity at any time to relax, enjoying the pleasant swaying motion, and gains a sense of peace and a philosophical attitude to all the trouble.

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