A library chair beside the fire for cosy down-time (it’s just you and your books this winter)
In winter when it’s icy cold and gardening is not a priority, you have more time to settle in front of the fireplace with a good book. In this chair you can curl up comfortably and have your books close in your own little library.
We upholstered our chair and gave it a lick of paint. Turn to page 3 for the information.
A The base
Cut four 636mm lengths and four 680mm lengths of pine. Use a corner clamp and glue, and screw the end of one short piece onto one long piece at a 90º angle using 50mm screws. (If you do not have a corner clamp, ask someone to assist you.) Be sure to screw the broader side of the longer piece to the narrow end of the short piece. Screw another short piece in the same way to the other end of the longer piece. Now screw a long piece onto the “open” ends of the two short pieces to form a square frame. Repeat the process to make a second frame. Cut four 360mm lengths of pine. Glue and screw them to the inside corners of your two frames to build a crate without sides. (Attach the broad sides of the 360mm pieces to the broader [680mm] sides of your two frames so the new screws don’t make contact with the screws holding the frame together.) Taking the two 1 000mm x 1 000mm pieces of SupaWood, measure and draw pencil lines 160mm in from the four edges (with the lines crossing in the corners). You should have a pencilled square in the centre of each SupaWood piece. Glue and screw the frame you built onto the square on one SupaWood piece using 50mm screws.
Use the 160mm shelf pieces as a guide to keep the frame steady while you work.