Alright, Ill be honest I finished this product very quickly and did not take many photos in the process, so what I will be doing is showing my setup and the steps that I took to make this final product, going based off materials and dimensions as well as the one video I used to help me figure it out.
The first thing that I did was gather all my materials, this consisted of 7 different skis, a chop saw, 3 8-foot 2x4s, 100 wood screws around 1-1/4 and 1-3/4 in length, and a drill with a drill bit made from hard metal (this is important).
The first thing that I did was cut the 2x4s into 2 20” and 2 15” pieces to make the square sitting portion of the chair I then screwed them together from the sides.
The next step that I did, due to the video I watched recommending was I cut two pieces one was 33” with a 35-degree angle cut into both ends of it and the other was a 22” piece that had a 5-degree cut on both ends. These were then attached together to create a v shape. This was repeated for the other side of the chair. This allows the V to sit at an angle that is overall flat to the ground as well as moving the center of mass of the chair and the support more towards the back.
The next thing that was done was I laid my skis on the ground and guessed their height for the chair back, once marked on the ground I took them to the chop saw and sawed them. Something I learned in the process with using skis is that they have a metal edge, and it is important to cut through that edge on the outside of the skis and then flip the ski in the saw so that it does not blow out the edge (This happened a couple times). I then affixed the skis to the back of the square, and the angled Vs to the side of the square. Granted this was more easily said than done.
Once the main chair form was assembled, I began cutting the remaining parts of the skis to 20” pieces so I could run them length wise across the chair so that the chair could be sat on.
As a final touch I cut the curved ends off my last set of skis and used those as arm rests by connecting them to a piece of wood that was screwed into the skis used as the backing for the arm rest. These skis were then also connected to the top of the V style 2x4s.
As a finishing touch to the chair, I took a remaining large piece of ski and screwed it into the front of the chair, I currently am missing stain for my project since I used untreated wood. This means that it is for now and indoor chair and as soon as I can protect it I plan to take it up to my cabin in the mountains!
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/29798472 (Used for inspiration for making this chair)