A new dining room set for my wife! #18: Made some rails

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 05-11-2011 02:28 AM 5123 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Tapering the back legs. Part 18 of A new dining room set for my wife! series Part 19: Time for a rabbet or two. Getting close! »

Not much happening here. Just needed to make the top and bottom rails for the back of the chair.

They will surround the upholstered back like this chair. It’s the closest thing I could find the the upholstery method I will be using.

The seat and back will be very similar.

It’s the same process as I used on the aprons, just very simple. Make the shoulder cuts and then the tenoning jig to make the cheek cuts.

Here is the stack of lower rails.

And here is a picture showing the lower rail installed.

Making the top rail is the exact same process so I won’t bore you with it.

Next time I will add a rabbet all around the inside of the back to receive the upholstered back.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 03:45 AM

Very nice Gary.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 04:56 AM

The end is near. Looking good.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#3 posted 05-11-2011 10:35 AM

Looking great! Are you retired or dong this after work? making great progress

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 12:53 AM

Nice work Gary.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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