@Lost_In_Gaming: No problem. I didn't know the bit about doubling as a book bag when I linked it, so I would guess that Ryan's bag would be ideal for what you would want to look for. Hope you find something you can use.
@Scooper: Thanks. And ya, a big part of why I want to make this is because of that high you get from building something yourself. Could use a good confidence boost in my life right now. Just hope I don't have to deal with the crash of the high when it all falls a part some time from now. I have had good luck with things I build staying together though.
I have never had a laptop myself, but I have been told that any old messenger bag works fine as long as you get one with good padding. Maybe worth a look into if money is an option.
Also, you may want to take a look at tested.com. I think they had an article about this topic before. Or watch their old "Whats in your bag" videos. Buy something one of the Whiskey staff uses if you think it will work for what you want out of it.
@Stabbers_McGee: Thanks, I will be sure to keep that stuff in mind.
@Ghost_of_Perdition: I just want a sturdy simple design. I don't care about some fancy joints or screws or what not. I understand all those things are important factors for structrial integrity, but I got this idea in the back of my head that there is some really obvious simple design that people always used to make chairs from. I just can't think of it. Sadly that link required a subscription to actually watch the videos.
@Fbomb: Don't think that would be sturdy enough for me.
@dudeglove: Ya I am. The wood is being used for siding on a building so it's rather strong. I don't know what it's called, just that it's some nice thick stuff that looks like it can hold some weight.
" " Build a Chair" surprisingly returns results on YouTube. Whoda thunk it? "
And they are all videos that say "Hey dude want to build a chair? Buy our videos and learn!". As I said in my OP the only chairs that I have found to be comfortable to sit on for any amount of time have cost a lot of money. Money I don't have.
" @crusader8463: I'd start by going shopping for simple wooden chairs in furniture stores. You don't have to buy them, just identify what you like, and what looks feasible. Then inspect it's construction. See how things are connected, the measurements of the various parts. Consider why they put the pieces in the places that they put them. Cut yourself the pieces, replicate the construction, sand and stain, Then go to a homegoods for an appropriate cushion to attach. Then throw it away when you realize what a shitty chair you've made, and go back to the furniture store to just buy a real chair because if you don't know how to make a chair, I'm going to guess that your first attempts will suck, just like 90% of people's first attempt at crafting something they don't know how to make. "
Like I have said about three times now, just buying a chair is not an option. I have experience with wood working, just not building chairs specifically. I have tried searching through Google but every keyword combination I could think of got me weird results that didn't work for me. I found a couple images, and as you said, I had planned to just examine them and see how they are put together, but I was just hoping to find a tutorial video somewhere to make sure there isn't some secret special cut or some kind of thing that needs to be done or the thing falls apart. I was hoping someone might know of a wood working hobby site that had videos on how to build stuff. Rather surprised there isn't one, or at least one that's easier to find.
Woodworking is a common hobby and I'm surprised there isn't more people on this site that are into it.