Sofas & Stools jules framed

Published on May 19th, 2014 | by Broomhill


I framed Jules

jules framed

Materials: JULES chair

The wheels on the swivel part of this chair began to disengage from their housing but after a few temporary fixes they obviously weren’t going to last much longer. I dismantled the chair and took the metal parts to our local recycling centre but I kept the seat because I thought that I might do something with it.

The frame design is angular to contrast with the curves of the seat and has been constructed with a range of common woodworking joints including bridle, dovetail, through tenons and dowels.

The final design, drawn up on AutoCAD, is based on 25mm (1 inch) mahogany but any wood would do. I like the darkness of the mahogany (still to be varnished) but a lighter wood stain or painted would do the same thing – I was just lucky to have some spare mahogany available at the right time.

I will post as full a set of drawings as I can in the next few days if anyone is interested.

Malm bench into ottoman
From PELLO to perch

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9 Responses to I framed Jules

  1. Yael says:


    I’m very intrested in the AutoCAD drawings. Any chance you could mail them to me?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Yael says:


    I’m very intrested in the AutoCAD drawings. Any chance you could mail them to me?

  3. Filip says:

    It’s not just a very clever and attractive design, the woodwork seems to be done very well as well. I’d buy it!

    • Broomhill says:

      Filip, thank you very much for your kind comments. If I could make enough of them I would happily sell you one. More details of how to build one should be available soon. Or maybe IKEA will start making them for me?!

  4. Michela says:

    I’m very interested, thank you!!

    • Broomhill says:

      Michela, thank you for your interest. I hope to have more information on the project within the next few days.

  5. nice project! says:

    Please do post the plans. Great job!

    • Broomhill says:

      I am finishing off dimensioned drawings and will post them in the next few days. Early next week I hope to have some 3D drawings for release that will help to explain the components and the build. Thanks for you comments.

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