How to create a perfect tub chair

Do you love the idea of a tub chair? If yes you can even design it on your own and the best part is that it will not be a hard job. Sometimes we just imagine that a task will be hard because we just cannot manage it on our own. Thus let us try out this tutorial and see the results.

Items that you will require

Let us look at the items that you will require for this job.

  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Craft Knife
  • Sharp scissors
  • Pockethole jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Bosch Tacker
  • Thick medium density foams measuring about 25mm
  • Contact adhesive
  • Screws(4.5*50 mm)
  • Hardboard
  • Wood glue
  • Corrugated cardboard sheets
  • Hardboard(1 of 700 x 1800mm)
  • Par Pine (3 of 20 x 69 x 1800mm)
  • Seat support(11 x 120 x 400mm 16mm)
  • Seat support(120 x 450mm 16mm)
  • Plywood(2 of 700 x 700mm 16mm)


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Steps to complete the process

You will need to follow the steps below to make the tub chair.

Step 1: First of all you need to make a curved back for your seat. A line needs to be base marked 250 mm from the front edge and 350 mm from every side. A panel pin needs to be hammered in the center. A chain’s length and pencil should be used for drawing a half circle.

Step 2: You need to follow the drawn line and cut the base. You need to draw another line measuring about 69mm for cutting the seat and the top frame from one of the sections.

Step 3: Half joints need to be cut in the two base support sections for joining them together.

Step 4: The seat support needs to be attached to the seat underside. For this a hole needs to be drilled through the top. Use 50 mm screws for securing the attachment.

Step 5:  This needs to be centered on the base top. Next an outline needs to be drawn on the base underside. This way you will know exactly where the pilot holes need to be drilled for attaching the seat section with the base using 50 mm screws.

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Step 6: The pockethole drill should be used for drilling along the seat edge for securing pine structs to top seat. You can use steel angle brackets in case you do not have a pockethole drill. Pine structs are 600 mm in length so you will easily be able to cut about three out of a par pine measuring 180 mm in length. Every struct has to be attached to your seat and 2 screws need to be used for securing through the base.

 Step 7:  Assemble the current structure before you add the top frame. Next you have to add your top frame on to the structs. Two screws need to be used on each struct.

Step 8: Now the hardboard needs to be bended and secured to the outside. For holding the starting point in place you need to use glue and screws. Next clamp and screw as you are working your board around your frame. However, be careful in handling the hardboard.

Step 9:  Securing the hardboard to the frame can turn out to be a tricky step. You can ask someone to hold the board for you while you are screwing it down.

Step 10: You need to know that you will not be able to hold the board for long if you are just using the screws and glue. Panel pins need to be added along the bottom and the top. You need to place panel pins in those areas as well where your structs are located. Make sure that you hammer your pins in and try to leave 10mm strips that can easily be bent over. This will help in holding the board securely over the frame. You can also make use of staples if you feel the need.

Step 11: Make use of a cardboard box for supporting the inside of the frame. The corrugated cardboard will just prove to be perfect. The cardboard needs to be stapled and glued to the inside of the frame and the struts.

Now your tab chair is ready to use. Next you just need to add in the upholstery of your choice. This is the simple and inexpensive way to create your tub chair so you should try it out.

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