Build the Base
- Sew your canvas so that there is a 1 1/2-inch open hem at the top and bottom of each piece. This pocket will be used thread the pipe and create back and seat of your chair.
- Slide one 21 1/2-inch pipe through the opening of the top of one piece of canvas. Repeat with second piece of fabric.
- Take an elbow connector and insert one of the above pieces of pipe 21 1/4-inch in length into both openings. Repeat step 3 so you have 2 U-shaped working sections of pipe.
- Insert one T connector onto the end of each 12-inch pipe.
- String a pipe 18 inches in length through the bottom of canvas attached to working structure. Repeat with other section. This forms the seat and back for your furniture piece.
- Bring the two working sections together with 18 inch length of PVC inserted into the T connectors. This will form the cross bars of the chair.
Make the Chair Arms
- Place a 6-inch section of pipe into each opening of the 4 T connectors.
- Use an elbow connector at the two sections of pipe that form the front of the chair.
- Insert a T connector to the end of the two sections of pipe that form the back of the chair.
- Connect a 21 1/2-inch pipe to each end to form the arm rest on either side.
Build the Chair Back
- Place a 7-inch section of pipe into the T connectors at the rear of the chair. Use the elbow connectors at the end of each of those 7-inch sections of pipe.
- Install the 18-inch section of pipe to both of those elbow connectors, forming the top of the chair.
- Make sure the chair sits level. Make any adjustments needed to make it so.
Things You Will Need
- 2 pieces of industrial strength canvas 23-by-14 inches
- 2 21 1/2-inch pipes
- 2 elbow connectors
- 4 12-inch pipes
- 4 T connectors
- 2 18-inch pipes
- PVC cleaner
- PVC cement
- Rubber mallet
- 4 6-inch pipes
- 2 T connectors
- 2 21 1/2 pipes
- 1 sections of PVC pipe, 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 18 inches long
- 4 sections of PVC pipe, 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 6 inches long
- 2 sections of PVC pipe, 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 7 inches long
- 4 PVC elbow connectors
- Build PVC furniture on a flat and level surface to insure that the chair is stable.
- Print on PVC pipe will bleed through paint. To paint the chair, clean it with PVC cleaner to remove the print first. Paint individual pieces prior to assembly.
- Use the rubber mallet to achieve snug fit when making PVC Furniture.
- PVC cement will make taking the furniture apart impossible, consider cementing only critical junctions.