Flip it forward or back
Either way, a sturdy, useful chair for outdoors
by William E Whitlock – Director, Woman’s Day Workshop
This flip-over chair — in the original Hudson Valley version of the 1870s or our colorful adaptation (opposite) — offers the fun of choosing between two seats with a quick flip of a finger.
How to make this chair
Lumber needed: 10 1/2 feet of 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ pine shelving; 10 feet of 3/4″ x 1 5/8″ pine stripping
Easy, fast, costs $3.75 to make. Cut, following diagrams. Glue and nail on pieced sections as shown. Glue and nail sides and seats to back.
Use wood filler in nail holes. Sand smooth with medium sandpaper. Mix shellac with alcohol 50-50 for primer. Dry; apply 2 coats outdoor enamel.