Here's a luxurious recliner you can take on your next camping trip. It is wonderfully supportive, perfectly comfortable, small to stow, relatively easy to make, and looks more polished than just about anything you can buy. The canvas and cordage skills you'll use making it can extend to other kinds of hammocks and small-boat accessories. Your biggest challenge will be clearing your companions out of the chair when you want to sit in it.


1-1⁄4 yards of roughly 60″-wide canvas. (For chairs that will stay outdoors at home year-round I use Sunbrella.)

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