2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5, Page #42[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Metal "Hames Chairs"
To secure the hames to each other and keep them from spreading, I used 3/16-in. thick mild steel plate gussets, located about 3 in. under the seat. To stop the two front legs from spreading I used 3/8-in. dia. rod tack welded to the hames about 4 in. from the bottom. My neighbor is 6 ft. 6 in. and weighs 240 lbs., but the chairs don't even flex under his weight. They're extremely comfortable. (Wally Bunt, Rt. 7, Hwy. 61 4093, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7C 5V5 ph 807 475-9161)
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