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My 2nd generation chairs were built in 2001. I wanted something that could come apart easily, and was still strong enough for studio-level work.


I knew a good welder, and I designed this 2ndGEN machine.  Heavy, strong, portable, but too much work to build!!!


Beta version still only $20.  (Final release will be $60)


These ‘beta’ plans are very usable. Pedals and hinges are not fully documented, but easy enough . No specific hardware details or upholstery yet….


This is a very nice piece of equipment, but it requires a decent woodworking skill level to build (more so than for the reformer). It requires very clean and accurate  cuts and drilling to make sure all the pieces fit together well.

PLANS ARE IN INCHES

Pilates Chair - 4thGEN

My chair is now into its fourth generation! And with a few different pedal choices and non-welding options, this is my best chair yet.



← 3rdGEN  chairs did not have the integrated rear frame  of the 4thGEN  chair →


It is this solid rear frame that takes my machine to a

new level in strength and stability.


In 1998 I drew up plans for two chairs cut from one sheet of plywood. They were nothing fancy - just a sheet of plywood, some metal angle-brackets, a few hinges and some rubber bungy-cords.  The machines were a little rickety, but worked surprisingly well.


 And total cost to build two machines was about $60.


I don’t have any photos of those early machines, but I used them for a couple of years with no problem…

My first chairs (1stGEN)

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