Where”s your favorite spot in your home? We”re going to venture a guess that it”s probably on the comfiest couch or the loungiest lounger. Either way, odds are that the piece of furniture is covered in leather, suede, or some sort of soft material, making it a perfect place for a quick (or extended) nap.
Ultimately, comfort is number one, right? That”s why, at first glance, this DIY project is a little bit confusing. These two guys wanted to build a lounge chair, but rather than building it out of something more common, they went with a material that isn”t particularly sturdy…or comfortable: cardboard.
This seems like it would be a bad idea from the start, but it turned out differently than you might expect.
They started by tracing the design provided by designer Erik Campbell.
When their tracing method failed, Campbell sent them a computer image they could use to get the dimensions correct.
They projected the graphic image of the design on a piece of cardboard on the wall.
This made the process of tracing much easier and more exact.
After they”d cut out the pieces, they began drilling holes where the supports for the backrest would go.
It was time to start putting the thing together.
Cardboard cylinders were used to connect different sections of the chair.
It”s starting to look like an actual chair!
The cylinders were aligned to help distribute weight evenly.
Looks pretty great, but they need to add one more thing…
These cardboard supports will help keep the chair upright when someone sits in it.
And here”s the finished product!
For being made entirely out of cardboard, this chair actually looks pretty comfy. Just one thing…if you make one for yourself, don”t let it get wet! (Although apparently cardboard is more resilient than we ever knew.)