Recycling old unused things into functional items for home or office is a popular hobby of many DIY enthusiasts around the world. One cool example is of Arizona-based John Wood and his daughter Diana who have turned a Boeing 707 engine inlet into one-of-a-kind chair. This recycled aircraft furniture piece will surely be an attention-grabber at home.
They picked a Boeing 707 engine inlet from the aircraft boneyard in Tucson and turned it into a unique seating in an empty third-car garage that served as their workshop. A Pratt & Whitney JT3D guide vane disk is fitted inside the inlet along with some LED lights to create the illusion of fan rotation.
The inlet is polished for an elegant shiny look and fitted with a seat made from Aircraft plywood that was steamed, and laminated for comfort and durability. A conformal memory foam cushion further ensures comfort while sitting.
The most interesting feature in the project is the installation of a vacuum cleaner blower. When the ‘Engine Start’ button is pushed, this blower ramps up over 30 seconds, sounding just like a real jet engine starting. It is quite an amazing experience for someone seated in the chair.
The recycled aircraft chair is designed to be stacked against a wall so that it looks as if a jet has just flown into the living room. Okay DIYers, who is giving this one a try?