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Crazy DIY Idea: This Baseball-Shaped Chair Tutorial Is A Home Run!

Date April 2, 2018 15:30

Have you ever felt bored and wanted to do something unique, but never had enough imagination for it? Paul Jackman sometimes feels like it, but he has enough ideas to fill his free time. Paul is the owner of Jackman Works, a custom woodworking company. Recently, Jackman had a crazy idea to make a chair out of a baseball, and succeeded! He shared a detailed step-by-step tutorial for anyone who wants to recreate it.

Baseball Chair Tutorial

Jackman made his chair entirely out of wood and t-ball bats. The bats were used as handles and for the back of the chair's support.

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The baseball chair needed to consist out of two domes, for which Jackman picked out 2x4s blocks of pine.

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He then assembled those pieces into rings of a different diameter. The blocks were glued together.

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He also needed to make 4 disks - that would serve as bottoms and tops of the domes. In order to do that, he measured out the pine pieces, glued, and clamped them.

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Next, Jackman assembled the two domes by stacking up the glued-up rings on top of each other, according to size.

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Jackman Works / YouTube

Once the glue was dry, he shaped the domes with a hand plane to make them look like semi-spheres.

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Jackman Works / YouTube

And, of course, why not make sawdust angels?

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After the domes were properly sanded out, Jackman even carved out a seat to fit his buttocks.

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Next up, the lacing. Jackman outlined the placing of the laces with a duct tape and carved out little caves, which he sprayed with red paint after.

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Jackman Works / YouTube

To join the domes, Jackman inserted two pines at an angle that seemed just right for the chair.

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Last but not least, t-ball bat handles and back support.

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And there you have it, a questionably useful but undeniably awesome baseball chair!

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