163 Basic Library Chair: Easy Construction
This BASIC Library Chair is a fun, straight forward project that will be handy in any household or shop. This version of the chair is designed to use floating tenons (like a Domino). This makes assembly much easier and just as strong. I constructed the chair/ ladder using hardwood which does add a little weight but the strength is greatly improved with any hardwood.
This download now contains 2 versions of the same chair. One at a chair height of 16 1/2″ and a second plan at a chair height of 17 3/4″
The majority of the joinery is loose mortise and tenon which could be pinned for appearance. I don’t believe the normal M & T needs to be reinforced as long as the joints are snug fitting. The chair sits 16 ½” from the floor which is about average for seating and the riser distance is basically 8“which is also fairly standard for a ladder. The distance between the top of the ladder and the highest step is a little less, but you won’t be standing there anyway.
Have fun building this useful chair / ladder combination for your home or shop!
If you would like to challenge your woodworking abilities a little more, check out the original library chair here