This original, aerodynamically shaped aluminum component from a DC-9 airliner was converted into an unusual, but very elegant and extremely comfortable lounge chair. Mirror-like polished aluminum, genuine mahogany wood and top quality napa leather add up to a beautiful piece of art for a classy home.
The DC-9 Lounge Chair
Hand polished aluminum structure of a decommissioned DC-9 airliner. Solid mahogany base and hand crafted mahogany lounge chair frame. Full grain napa leather and aircraft quality custom upholstery.
Weight: 180 lbs
The DC-9 is a very successful commercial aircraft model, designed for short to medium distance flights. It made its first flight in 1965. Of the original DC-9 a total of 976 units were built. However, this number increases to over 2,400 in a 41 year production span if subsequent models, which were based on the initial design, are counted. The model range includes the MD-80, MD-90 and the Boeing 717, the latter after Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997.
The part used is called "horizontal stabilizer fairing".
By the time we rescued it from the “airplane bone yards ” in Tucson, Arizona, it had seen the world in tens of thousands of flight hours over a life span of almost four decades. We cleaned it and polished it to a mirrorlike finish. The picture shows two of these fairings while being polished in our shop.