Campeche Chair

This historically inspired chair has just eight parts. With router templates and simple canvas upholstery, you’ll be kicking back and relaxing in no time.

If Thomas Jefferson had an Instagram account, you can bet there would be a picture of this chair’s ancestor proudly displayed there. He loved the easy nature of this piece of furniture. This strong, lightweight chair by legend hails from the port town Campeche, located on Mexico’s gulf side. Right out of the gate, you can see that this is not a conventional project. To build a chair out of eight pieces of wood (20 if you count the wedges) is a testament to good design. Other iterations sport a wide variety of seating options, from tooled leather to humble wood slats. Dillon Baker, the designer behind this project, has streamlined the look of his version. He chose rugged duck canvas for the seat. Mahogany is a Caribbean commodity that was in abundant supply at the time. It’s used here as an homage to the chair’s legacy. Plus, it’s easy to work with and so beautiful when finished.

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What You Get:

  • 16 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • Over 40 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Hardware sources and materials list

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