I purchased a dome chair from a big box store last year and it didn’t hold up very well. The chair part ripped and fell of the frame. Since the frame was still left intact, I didn’t want to throw it away -so I reused it to make a new chair. Using duct tape (the best duct tape of all – Nashua 357), I created a new frame for the chair. This project was quick, cheap, and easy; it used less than $10 in materials and only an hour of my time. The result is a chair that is much sturdier than the original I purchased.
This is the dome chair I used for this project.
The first thing I did was make the seat. I wrapped the duct tape around the PVC pipe three times to add strength.
The chair is complete! It holds my weight easily (see my proof below). It does need a pillow if you want to lay your head down – but overall the chair works just fine. I did attempt to reuse packing material (bubble wrap, in fact) to make a permanent pillow, but Adam said it looked too junky so I decided to stick with an “old fashioned” pillow :0).