The Bog Chair Mark III
Bog Chair Mark III - Storage and Transport Configuration (Back View)
This is the final, most advanced version of the Bog Chair. The Mark III
includes all of the features of the Bog Chair Mark III, together with a carrying
system that turns the Bog Chair into a one-piece item for transport and
storage. If you have used Bog Chairs for any length of time, you will have
noticed that they are heavy, and that the two pieces tend to "scissor"
when you carry them, making them awkward to transport. The
cleat-and-rabbet system resolves that. The above illustration shows the
Bog Chair Mark III from the front, or working surfaces of both the back and the
seat. Note the placement of the two cleats on the back of the seat, as
designated by the dotted lines. Also note the rabbets cut in the edges of
the handle of the "spoon." The rabbets fit into the cleats,
packing the Bog Chair Mark III for storage or transport.
Construct a Bog Chair according to the plans for the Bog
Chair Mark II.
Cut two rabbets on the bottom of both sides of the handle of the
"spoon" seat. (above) The rabbets should be 1/2" wide and
Make two cleats per the layout below.
Attach the two cleats to the back of the back of the Bog Chair per the image
at the top. The bottom of the cleats should be at least 2' 4" from
the bottom of the chair base, so that when the chair is in the transport and
storage configuration, the bottom of the "spoon" doesn't stick out
past the bottom of the base of the chair. Make sure that the outside
measurement of the cleats places them seven inches apart. I recommend glue
and screws to attach the cleats. Below is a back view of the Mark III
packed for storage and transport.
Bonus: Two photographs of a completed variant
of a Bog Chair Mark III
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