2×6 Arm Chair Selected for Art Show


The 2×6 Arm Chair is selected for the annual recycled art show that is organized by the Re-Store every year. The chair will be on display and for sale for $200 during the show.



The dates of the show:  April 13th – May 8th
Opening reception Saturday April 13th, 6-9p
Address: Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5801 14th Ave. NW. Seattle, WA 98109


2×4 chair Mk II


Another project this winter was to refine the design of the chair and stools. The back of the chair always bother me a bit. I let go of the idea to be able to create these with simple tools and ripped the boards on the table saw under an angle. As a result it looks more like puzzle pieces coming together and the back of the chair as a board less.



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It is my first project. I’m definitely hooked


Zac from Memphis built a chair and two tables and said: “It is my first project. I’m definitely hooked.” In the meantime, Zac also completed a bench. Keep going Zac, more tables and dining chair designs  are in the making.





Espresso Brown 2×4 chairs at Fuel Coffee in Seattle

At Fuel on capitol hill in Seattle, you can now enjoy espresso in espresso brown 2×4 chairs outside.


2×4 Chair from Florida Makes Birthday Present

Kurt decided to build a chair for his wife’s birthday and he sent me a picture of the result. Kurt mentioned that getting the angle for the back right was the hardest part. I’ve heard more people saying that. If you make sure you have enough length on either side of the cut, you only have to cut it once and you’re sure that they’re both exactly the same. 


2×4 chair from Seattle WA: Your design reminded me of the bomb-proof bunkbeds.

Marty just finished building her chair and posted a picture online. It looks really good. She also points out correctly that the 1.5 inch screws are too long for the back pieces. 1.25 is long enough. I will update the instructions to reflect that. And yes, the 27 degree angle for the blacklegs, I just do with a regular Skill saw. Here’s what Marty had to say about her 2×4 chair.

Finished building your chair 2 days ago.  First piece of real furniture I’ve built.  Your design reminded me of the bomb-proof bunkbeds I helped my dad make out of 4 x 4s when I was a kid, so that and the sleek design inspired me to make it.

I found that 1.5 inch screws were too long to join the back boards together.  They would punch through to the front of the boards, so I switched to 1.25 inch.  Nothing wood putty couldn’t fix.

The warnings to make sure the sides and angles matched were very helpful, maybe you could point out some times in the assembly where it is also helpful to check to make sure things are square?

Also, I’m curious–when you cut the 27 degree angle for the back legs, did you rip it lengthwise on a table saw or just do it with a regular Skill saw? That’s the only one that didn’t seem to work on my chop saw.


2×4 chair from Wheaton IL: Your design is flawless as far as I’m concerned

Evan from Wheaton IL sent an awesome message with photo’s of the chairs he made. This was his first woodworking project since grade school! Here’s what he has to say:

I made two, one straight from the design, and another with a modified back.  Stained the crap out of both of them.  I guess it was a father’s day thing.  Made one yesterday, took most of the day, and one today that took about 3 hours.  The backs are all from one pallet, on which was shipped the shingles for my father’s roof.  Other than that, all but one of each chair’s front legs are 2×4’s from HD. The pallet wood seems to be much harder than the 2×4’s.  Your design is flawless as far as I’m concerned, thank you for sharing. 

Looks great Evan, thanks for sharing your pictures!




2×4 chair from Boone NC

Jeremy from Boone NC just sent me a picture of the chairs he built as an anniversary gift for his wife. What a great idea. Jeremy used rough sawn cedar which turned out really nice. you can also check out his website: www.mountainlumbercompany.com

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2×4 Chair from the Empire State of New York

Jeffrey from the in the empire state of New York just send me a picture of his 2×4 chair. Jeffrey had found the 2×4 chair in the magazine and he decided to build one. Nice work Jeffrey!

And BTW Jeffrey makes great rugs too: http://alemanmoore.com/


2×4 chair featured in Ready Made Magazine

The 2×4 chair is featured in the June / July issue of Ready Made Magazine as well as on the web site.

The chair pictured here was the first one I made. It was shipped to ready made and painted red for the photo. I really like how it turned out.  I made this chair out of recycled wood and that also explains the  hole in the leg. Somehow this hole disappeared in the picture in the printed version…