Chair woodworking plans #3: Work in progress day one

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Blog entry by Tony Slattery posted 03-21-2021 02:41 AM 335 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Decided to use recycled timber so you may see the odd hole or patch here and there.

Dry fit of the frame so far. The armrests are not fixed in place yet.

Cutting the half lap joints for the backrest. Not as difficult as I thought it may be. Probably because I am a bit more relaxed about the fact that I am not potentially wasting any precious wood.


What kind of gap filling glue to use for furniture making?

I read somewhere in the dim and distant past that furniture makers use animal hide glue because it makes things easier to dismantle for the inevitable mortise and tenon repairs.

I have used Liquid Nails by Selley, the kind builders use, not for furniture, but for another project, and it does not seem to hold that well.

Also thinking about Gorilla glue after seeing that video clip of a lady who used some to fix her pony tail, and another who used it as hair gel.

If it’s good for hair, must be good for wood?

Free Plans you can download

If you would like to have a go at building this project, I have made a PDF copy of the SketchUp files including parts and dimensions.

-- Tony, Australia,

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