Longshot? Looking for Barrel Chair Pattern (2 Pics)
I am usually on the Decorating Forum but this is closer to woodworking so I'll try posting this here first.
Last year we stayed at a hotel.
One thing in particular that both me and my husband noticed were the two chairs at the little round eating table in front of the window.
For such simple chairs, they were soooo comfortable!
The chairs were just plywood frames covered with batting and then the upholstery was pieced on, almost like a slipcover, using velcro.
I am assuming the velcro, pieced slipcover was so the hotel could easily change the covers when soiled/stained.
I turned the chair over and the actual seat area was plywood with foam and then upholstery covering it and stapled on. The seat of the chair was in place using cleats around the inside barrel part of the chair.
(yes, we liked these chairs so much for comfort and the ability to glide wherever we wanted to, I inspected them completely! LOL)
We couldn't believe something so inexpensively made could be so comfy.
The bottom of the chairs at the hotel had gliders/casters which allowed them to roll closer to the window to see the view or roll a couple feet over to the laptop area.
We told each other how nice these would be in our own very small computer table/area. I have the PC and husband has the laptop and both are in a small area.
So now that I would like a pair of these chairs, I've searched the web for several days and can't find them at a reasonable price.
We are on a very tight DIY budget for almost everything done in our home and I just can't justfy paying $200 plus per chair right now especially now that I saw how inexpensively they were made/put together.
I'm thinking the upholstery of the chair is what is making it cost so much when I see them for sale on the web furniture sites?
I was lucky to find ONE on Craig's List and learned they are called barrel/guest/receptionist chairs.
Since I can't find two of these chairs for a decent price I started looking for a wood pattern but so far, have not been able to find one.
Can anyone here direct me to a site with wood patterns for these plywood barrel chairs?
Even better, is there someone in the very Southern Calif. area who would be willing to make these chairs---just the frame, and I could do the upholstery.
Thank you so very much for any help you can provide.