Take a replica Louis XIV chair and turn it into a folding chair using the mechanics of a French easel.
- disassemble the arms, legs, and seat of the chair then reassemble the pieces using new hardware; this new hardware will allow the chair to fold up for easy storage.
- attach wing nuts and handmade brass angles to the arms and back of the chair; this will allow the arms to loosen, release, and rotate 180 degrees.
- attach a piano hinge to the base of the seat; this will allow the seat to be pulled up then laid flat against the back of the seat when in folded position.
- cut the side of the seat in three places and attach door hinges at the seams; this will allow for the base to accordion fold inward.
- use furniture tacks to attach a man’s vintage belt to the back of the chair; this will allow for the loose parts to be restrained while chair is in folded position.