I found the following chair I'd like to mount in my small hall:

Skagerak Cutter chair

However, it costs a lot. I wonder whether constructing such a chair myself would be hard?

Any suggestions how to start and what things should I take care of?

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Building the seat is easy, anyone with a reasonably complete tool set and any aptitude for construction could bang those together. The hardware, on the other hand, is another story. The hardware shown is a specialty item because of both its particular functionality and the rather extreme torsional load it has to deal with. The next concern is attaching the unit to the wall. Your wall's substructure might not be adequate, and if your seat is configured like the picture it almost certainly won't have studs where you need them (the middle would require 3 or 4 studs stacked together to catch both brackets). You may need to cut open the wall and beef up the substructure, or design your seat so it bears some of the load down into the floor thusly:enter image description here

This layout could be built with dimensional stock and off the shelf hardware (lags, carriage bolts, etc.) but I have to admit it lacks the elegance of the floating bench.

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    If the OP opens the wals, maybe he can hide the hardware inside the wall, perhaps can use hardware that is used for floating toilet pans. Aug 18, 2014 at 8:32
  • the drawing is meant to show a possible layout to keep the op from having to open the walls. I'm not sure what a toilet pan is but post a picture of its hardware if you can find one.
    – user23534
    Aug 19, 2014 at 3:26

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