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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #28: Chair Assembly

02-26-2019 04:16 AM by TungOil | 23 comments »

I do the chair glue up in several stages. First, I glue up the front legs and rail into one sub-assembly. Since the outside edge of the front leg is angled to match the side rail, I use wedges on my clamping pads to apply even clamping pressure. Next I glue up the back legs, rail, splats and crest rail into a second sub-assembly. There are twelve loose tenons to glue and seven parts to align. I have to work fast to get the back sub-assembly aligned and clamped up before the glue sets. I set these aside to dry overnight. The next day I bring the sub-assemblies together with the side rails and lower stretcher assembly. To assure a good clamp up of the angled sides,...

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