I noticed you guys really loved my video on building my impossible floating table. This inspired me to try another “impossible” build, so I did a little digging on the internet and found a video from Zach King that blew my mind. In one part of the video, this optical illusion mastermind sat back on a 2 legged chair. Utterly awed by this, I decided to build two of these impossible floating chairs for myself.
So follow me as I take on this seemingly impossible challenge! If you’re following along at home or want to try it out for yourself, be sure to take a look at my step-by-step instructions below.
If you use a wood joint for the chair, it will be too weak to stay supported on only two legs. So, you’re going to want to grab some metal and a helmet and start welding it down.
Once you have finished welding down the metal, you will need to paint the wood with veneer and epoxy it to the metal. Before starting, you can also clean the wood off with some acetone. To make the piece appear uniform, you can flush down any overhangs. After you epoxy the wood to the metal, remember to clamp down the pieces while they dry.
I personally hate maple, which is why I chose to stain my chair. If you didn’t use maple or you don’t share my same disgust toward the material as I do, you can still stain the chair to make it look nice. I decided to go with black for my chair.
Because it is a fake metal chair, you’re going to make a metal seat pan and a metal back. Bring out your welding tools and drill to create two metal sheets for the job. Remember to drill in holes where you can screw in nails to connect the sheets to the base of the chair.
After you finish welding the seat pan and back, it is time to assemble your chair. But before you do that, there is one extra step you need to complete.
So, how did I manage to create a working 2-legged chair? By drilling it into the ground.
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