(E) Student practice for improvised woods chair

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  1. gus1911

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    I had a little time over the weekend to work on an elective so I gathered three juniper posts and some rancher's paracord (bailing twine) to construct an improvised woods chair. I used the 2 strand twist rope I created here to bind the three post together.
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    I had a small 5X5 tarp I used for the seat. I tied a knot in one end and secured the tarp to the rope.
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    Finally, I used a bit of bailing twine to create the seat of my new chair.
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  2. OMRebel

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    Here is my improvised chair...
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    Every bushcraft community has it's own style for organizing their camp and building furniture. Oshawa Bushcraft is no different, and I've adopted their chair structure. I built a tripod, and tied a crossbar to make the frame. For the seat itself, I used a small cargo hammock that I picked up from Canadian Tire. I wrapped the hammock across the crossbar and pulled it up to tie it to the top of the tripod. Learning points - the first crossbar I had used some old deadwood, but it didn't take my weight. I had to take down some standing deadwood, and it was much better. I also made sure I tied the ropes around the top of the tripod so that all three bars were supporting the weight of the netting.
     

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    Not pretty, but effective!
     
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    Looking through some old TRs and realized my tripod stool/chair might qualify for the lesson. Used jute twine for the tripod lashing, with sturdy sticks that were knee high in length.
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    I wrapped jute around the very top, then put one of my foam kneeling pads on the strings to form a hasty seat.
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    Seems to hold promise. I plan to redo this some time with paracord for the anticipated upgrade in durability.
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    Improvised using recycled lumber from local recycling center and a polytarp

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    Will be doing this again when backpacking and hopefully will be getting a piece of fabric made just for this chair.


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    This one above is one of my favorite improved design that my wife came up with, most of the time the chairs back sits very high up due to the the loop being right down the middle, by wrapping it around the post that is not used for attaching the two bottom tie offs. Made it much more comfortable and feels like a hammock swing.

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    Used a bowline like video, but ended up making it again with a slip knot due to the thickness of tarp just not feeling secure. Slipknot secured with two half hitches and a stopper knot was very secure.


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    My bushcraft chair.

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    Nothing fancy. Just something to keep my bottom off the wet ground. Lashed with paracord.
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    It's not a tripod but to be honest it's super comfy..
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    My kid digs it.
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  11. atlastrekker

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    Here is the simple chair that I improvised. I usually like sitting on the ground, but this gets me up enough to be comfortable and dry if the ground is wet.
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    Thanks for looking @Sgt. Mac !
     
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    Improvised chair.
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  13. Luchtaine

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    I filmed this for lashing a camp project but it also worked for an improvised chair. The piece of fabric works great as a ground cloth, sling, or something to haul wood or debris for shelters and bedding. The two loops in the ends make it multi purpose and easy to fashion into a chair.

     
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    Started off with clove hitches around the tree. Then square lashed 3x and wrapped twice. Wrap it thrice and wrap it twice baby
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    Standing on it
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    Improvise a chair lesson....

    I cut three sturdy saplings about 8-10' long, and a shorter one to go across the bottom

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    I've done this before using two lengths of cordage, one for the poles and one to suspend the seat, but the video showed how to do it with one long rope, so I did a quick reverse twist to double the 25' length of 550 cord I carry for a tarp ridgeline.....slippery new paracord and jeans sucks for thigh rolling on a cold day...
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    lashed the poles together, dangled the working end of the rope down and then used a arbor knot to bunch the tarp together at the ends (5x7 tarp, folded in half lenghwise, then folded in half)....a ran the shorter stick through the folded over tarp to form the seat....

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    it was about dark by the time I got done, so I took a photo of myself sitting in the chair using tail-lights and a BIC for lighting; it was cold and the new style of BICs with the click tops suck in the cold; I ended up using one with a thumb wheel which worked somewhat better.....with a bit of adjusting the chair was comfy and held me up fine...

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    Here is the one I made. It is a little low to the ground due to the short poles, but it is comfortable and strong enough to support me.
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    I went out this weekend and made a chair. My family gave me 101 Survival Hacks by Creek Stewart and I tried his design for a sling chair.
    I was trying to video my camp so all pics are screen captures.
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    Chair part is around 1:18 - 1:30
     
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  18. Bushcraft-kelso

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    IMG_20180125_173300.jpg made me a chair today! Improvised wooden chair elective!
     
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    I improvised a camp chair today. I lashed up a tripod and used a 50# corn feed bag for the chair. I fed the bottom of sack through a stick square lashed in place. The top of chair is whipped and then I used a bowline knot to place over the top of the tripod. Works awesome and I can remove the bowline from the tripod and fold up and cover the chair with a garbage bag or something similar to keep the weather off it when not in use.

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    Lashed a chair frame. These poles were provided by the Scout Master for an outing i attended. This frame is more suited for a scout that an adult... I broke it.
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    I made my chair from an old bed sheet and some paracord.
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    Stool made from split cherry log with black location legs. Used an axe and auger for tools
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    Remote building location next to two active volcanos... not just a chair, a whole picnic table/work bench.
     

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    I used most of a roll of bankline on this sorta-kinda primitive Adirondack chair. I nearly killed myself lugging all those green branches from the back of the farm!
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  26. notoiletpaperinthewoods

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    This elective was actually a lot of fun for me. I wanted to make a chair just using my saw and no cordage. Here is what I came up with:
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    A no cut fun swing chair
    Wrap cordage around and around 2 trees
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    Add a hunting butt pad
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    And sit on down and relax
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    A pretty rough as guts chair but it gave me something to sit on. :dblthumb:
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    I made this today with cedar and maple and it was beyond comfortable. Only took 10 minutes to make too. The lashing came back to me after I finished the first side. Neatness counts.

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    An easy to make camp bench. Made from dead but sturdy materials found, and lashed with tarred bank line. 20190102_165351.jpg
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  31. notoiletpaperinthewoods

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    Thank you! It just so happens my son wants a camp built in the woods so gives me good opportunity to knock out some bushclass task
     
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    Here's my contribution on the chair lesson.

    I found this big forked branch which got me thinking...

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    Added some legs to the back with square lashings. Also used some Paracord to keep the legs from spreading at the base.

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    Lashed on some sticks for a seat...

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    It worked out pretty well and I think it would hold up to a few days of use.

    Here's my book bag. Schools in session...

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    Thanks for looking, School is in session.

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  34. Rockfarm

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    While camping I came across a flat cross section of tree that was left over by a chainsaw, seemed like a good excuse to try my hand at chair making.
    Using three sections of Rattan, some cheap cordage and that flat section of wood I came up with this stool. ;)
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    It's nothing fancy but it got the job done!
     
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    My take on the tripod chair. I used an old Hennessy hammock. Used one end to lash the frame together and the other end just loops around and ties off. Easy to do.
     

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