How to make a vintage-style flip-over chair (1955)

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

DIY How to make a vintage-style flip-over chair (1955)

Note: This article may feature affiliate links to Amazon or other companies, and purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional cost to you. Find out more here.

Make a DIY flip-over chair: Flip it forward or back

Either way, it’s 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 — offers the fun of choosing between two seats with a quick flip of a finger.

How to make a vintage-style flip-over chair (1955)

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.

Flip-over chair DIY 1955

MORE CREATIVITY: How to stencil a tray with an Early American design (1950)

PS: If you liked this article, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest, plus see exclusive retro-inspired products in our shop. Thanks for visiting!

More stories you might like

Because the fun never ends!

Comments on this story

Leave a comment here!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

See some of our books