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Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #18: Add-on weaving slots

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 06-01-2020 02:11 PM 292 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I appreciate the cleverness of hidden little details like these. It took a while to find photos of the bare structure of either a CH-25 or CH-27 (without cord or caning). I wondered how they were able to weave around obstacles like where the arm joins to the back stile. The answer was simple and clever – a tribute to the craftsman who built these chairs. They installed additional weaving slots to provide an alternative return path for the cord to avoid the obstacles.

To weave my chair similar to the CH-25, I’ll need a set of these for the arm/back-stile and another set for the front-leg/side-member joint. For these small pieces, I did decide to use a stronger wood. I had a turning square of lignum vitae that I cut up for these.

I marked and pre-drilled pilot holes for them now, but will attach them later, just before I start the weaving.



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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 06-01-2020 06:54 PM

Lignum vitae usen for a hidden detail in a chair made of construction lumber – Love it!

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

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#2 posted 06-01-2020 07:17 PM



Lignum vitae usen for a hidden detail in a chair made of construction lumber – Love it!

- kaerlighedsbamsen


It feels like there’s a symmetry to find there. :)

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