This chair design has been referred to as a Camping Chair, a Bog Chair, an X-Chair, a Stargazer Chair, a Viking Chair, an African Chair—no one can really agree on where the design first came from or what it ought to be called.
This type of chair has been a build great project for America's Boy Scouts since the 1930s. The Boy Scouts did not actually come up with the design. So all in all it is another fun project to add to the list of “must builds”.
On the next page are instructions for building this simple chair.