Build a Fold-Over Library Chair

Make a comfortable, classic wooden chair that converts to a stepladder with these instructions, including a materials list and diagram.

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The library chair solves the problem of having two pieces of furniture where there's really only room for one. Folded over itself, it's a sturdy step stool; otherwise, it's a comfortable straight-backed chair that is not all that costly or difficult to build. The chair converts to a stool by unhooking a latch and folding the back forward.
PHOTO: MICHAEL SOLURI