“I’ve been through the gambit of store-bought collapsible chairs to bring along on my canoe trips and none of them have really grabbed me, until I came up with this one. I ran across a photo of a two-piece chair similar to this in a book about ancient Vikings and was inspired to modernize it.

I played around with the shape and dimensions and came up with this comfy model. On a recent canoe trip with five seasoned campers, this wooden camping chair was by far the camp favorite. The two large holes at the ends provide a nice spot to hold the chair pieces while carrying.”

by David Radtke
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46 Responses to “Carry-Along Wooden Camping Chair”
  1. georgeadair

    We built a version of this for our scout troop years ago. I like the material used for this version, it looks much nicer and not as rough. I still use mine when I go hunting because it is flat when not in use and sits on the front of my quad until needed.

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  2. James Groover

    I’m Appalled! i build Bog Chairs, the old fashioned way. Then I see this and it makes me want to throw a mallet at someone.

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    • Brad

      Hi James. I’m sure the author has seen things that are done differently than he does but I think resorting to violence because of it would seem a bit unreasonable. Perhaps you’d like to share how YOU make Bog Chairs. I, for one, would love to see how YOU do it and perhaps, peacefully, learn a thing or two in the process.

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    • Rick A McQuay

      You seem very angry about a chair. Looking at your comment history, you seem very angry about a lot of things.

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  3. Guest

    James Groover. I’m sure the author has seen things that are done differently than he does but I think resorting to violence because of it would seem a bit unreasonable. Perhaps you’d like to share how YOU make Bog Chairs. I, for one, would love to see how YOU do it and perhaps, peacefully, learn a thing or two in the process.

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  4. John Hoeing

    This is an excellent design! Any thought as to adding carrying straps to throw it on your back for easy toting whilst hiking? The simplicity is genius.

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  5. Rex

    I have been looking for ideas of some kind of seat that I can use at the Wolftrap Theater on the grass slope. They dont allow folding chairs and the angles of slope would’n’t allow it anyway. This is perfect and I can’t wait to get into the shop and build it. Thanks for sharing.

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    • George Vondriska

      From David….. I’ve had a guy who weighed about 275 pounds use one of the glue-up type chairs made from maple and the chair held up well. Another good wood to use would be white oak. I haven’t tested the chair to it’s breaking point, but it seems solid for most users.

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  6. David Radtke

    I’ve had a guy who weighed about 275 pounds use one of the glue-up type chairs made from maple and the chair held up well. Another good wood to use would be white oak. I haven’t tested the chair to it’s breaking point, but it seems solid for most users.

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      Unfortunately we do not currently have a plan for a drafting table, but it is a great suggestion and we will keep it in mind

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  7. Don Lichtenstein

    Looks good I’d like to try it. Because I don’t type my comet are usually short.

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  8. Jeffrey

    I’m thinking about building them with a surfboard look. The seat back tapering to a point and the seat tapering slightly to represent a squash tail. May paint it to give a surfboard look.

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  9. Jerry

    I would really like to build this Carry-Along Wooden Camping Chair! This would be for my personal use. I am not experienced in wood working so this would be my 1st attempt.
    Regards,
    Jerry

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  10. Brian Connell

    Looking fofr a copy of the plans for the Carry-Along Wooden Camping Chair

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  11. Bob Buchanan

    Curiosity? This looks like a very good beginner project. What would be the estimated work time for this type of project? Also, I think some nice seat and back cushions made by my wife would mate up perfectly with this design. Thanks WWGOA!

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  12. David Streator

    This chair looks low to the ground. I have bad knees. If I sat in it I wouldn’t be able to get up.

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  13. wall

    why do I need to provide all kinds of info which by the way was provided for the reciept of the newsletter to simply find out what ” the different typpes of memberships” apparently cost ? particularly after you imply that I can watch it without obligation. TURNS ME OFF to WGOA rather than endear me.

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  14. Thomas

    David S. has a problem with it being too low to the ground and bad knees. Has anyone tried making one with the seat higher off the ground? I would like to make one but I have bad knees also.

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  15. Mark Ragnar

    The angle of the chair looks nice for sitting. Many of the chairs that I have seen like this look more like an “X” and far too reclined to be comfortable. Would you have changed the setting angle after using it and setting in it for a while?

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