Materials: IKEA PELLO Armchair, Sheet of Marine ply, Pop rivets, Enamel spraypak (optional)
Description: My neighbour was throwing out a very worn and torn up Ikea recliner, but the bones were good and I just wanted to try and revive it.
With a bit of thought, patience and a good set of clamps I was able to clad the ply to the original steel frame with rivets.
In the middle I overlapped strips of ply to get the curve and strengthen the back similar to a closed venetian blind. There is also a single 10mm timber slat on the underside of the base to hold your weight.
I also wanted to inject some color so taped up the original timber sides and sprayed a bright orange over the rest.
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