Building Dave's Stacking Chair #4: Gluing up the Seat Frame

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 07-20-2015 11:57 PM 1622 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Milling the Pieces Part 4 of Building Dave's Stacking Chair series Part 5: Day 2: Pegging the Seat Frame »

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[Below] I designed the seat frame to try and conceal the end grain of each board once the chair is completely assembled. Unfortunately this makes it a bit difficult to glue up. A band clamp won’t hold things together well, so I use my trusty bar clamps.

[Below] It’s true that you can’t ever have too many clamps in the shop. I was only able to glue up 4 of the 6 chair seat frames today. I’ll let them set overnight and begin again tomorrow morning.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 07-21-2015 12:10 AM

I can’t tell from the photo, but are those miter joints? If so, will you be adding splines to increase strength?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 07-21-2015 12:20 AM

I can t tell from the photo, but are those miter joints? If so, will you be adding splines to increase strength?

- Mean_Dean

They are butt joints, but I’ll be strengthening them with … what do you call it? Exposed through dowels? The rear legs get screwed into the seat frame from inside, so I’m not too worried. The front legs are also screwed to the side frame from inside, then things are held together via the seat itself.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 07-21-2015 07:28 AM

Nice project.
Looking forward to follow your build!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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