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The Bog Chair Mark III

Medieval Woodworking: Measured Drawing Of The Bog Chair Mark III Medieval Woodworking: The Bog Chair Mark III in Storage Mode
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.

Step One:

Construct a Bog Chair according to the plans for the Bog Chair Mark II.

Step Two:

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 1/2" deep.

Step Three:

Make two cleats per the layout below.
Medieval Woodworking: Cleats For The Bog Chair Mark III

 Step Four:

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.

Medieval Woodworking: The Bog Chair Mark III in Storage and Transportation Mode

Bonus:  Two photographs of a completed variant of a Bog Chair Mark III

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