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How to Repair Broken Wood

04-25-2019 11:42 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

In my furniture repair business, people frequently ask if broken wood can be fixed. In many cases it can. In this video I show three examples of how to repair broken wood. I hope you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/AdfhyZvVkio

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How to Replace Broken Chair Stretchers

04-17-2019 12:53 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I documented how I go about replacing broken or missing chair stretchers. This may seem challenging, but once you see how it’s done, it will be less intimidating. This video shows measuring, cutting, joinery, staining, and assembly details. Let me know what you think. I also show my lumber storage solution for shorts… I hope that’s helpful too! https://youtu.be/2k2rUCF-6iI

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How to Properly Repair a Wobbly Chair

04-12-2019 12:51 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I do a lot of chair repairs, so I thought I would share some knowledge from my experience on how to take apart and glue up a wobbly chair properly https://youtu.be/dKqIVWTpIiA

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Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans #1: And so it begins

01-28-2019 09:08 PM by Mainiac Matt | 22 comments »

One of my main goals in setting up a home woodshop has been to make heirloom quality furniture in the Mission and Arts & Crafts motifs. And after two hope chests, three sets of speakers and a platform bed, I’m finally ready to dive into my first real furniture piece, a Morris chair. After reviewing most of the plans out there, I decided that I liked the Wood Magazine plan best. After much clean up and organization to reclaim the horizontal surfaces of the shop from junk col...

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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #1: Project start

12-18-2018 12:45 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

Project for this series

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Desk Chairs #7: All Done - Except for Finishing

01-15-2018 02:37 PM by EarlS | 7 comments »

I might as well get another entry written this morning while I wait for the snow to stop falling. After sanding all of the front leg parts and the back leg parts with 220 grit paper, easing the edges, but not rounding them over, I glued everything up. The pieces went together easily as I have dry assembled them several times. There aren’t a lot of joints to glue on either leg assembly which was also a big help. Generally, I let things dry over night to make sure the glue is well se...

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Desk Chairs #6: Tapered Legs and Pyramid Schemes

01-07-2018 03:58 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

Tapered legs don’t sound all that difficult. Honestly, once I got things set up it was very straight forward. The plans for the Kevin Rodel side chair call for tapering the upper section of the rear legs from where the chair rails connect to the rear legs up to the top of the leg, about 25-1/2”. It is a very subtle taper on the outside edge, from 1-1/2” to 1-1/4”. As usual though, there is a catch, the leg has a 7 degree bend in it which means the right side le...

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Desk Chairs #5: Curved Back Splat

01-06-2018 03:43 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

I actually looked up “splat” to make sure I was using the word properly. Splat is defined as “a piece of thin wood in the center of a chair back”. I guess that can be the word of the day. After the mortises were cut in the crest rail and back rail in the last entry, I moved on to the details for the curved back splat. There are 3/8”x 1-1/4” beveled spacers that fit into 1/8” deep slots in the 5/8” x 1” pieces. The slot ends 1̶...

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Desk Chairs #4: Curvy Chair Backs

01-01-2018 02:54 PM by EarlS | 5 comments »

I never really paid much attention to the curves and angles on our dining room chairs or wondered why, or more importantly, how they were built that way. Building these chairs has given me a new appreciation for the subtle functional details that go into designing a comfortable chair as well as one that is visually appealing. The angles were the main challenge with the legs and seat rails while the back of the chair is a confluence of curves and arches. Once again, the instructional wri...

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Desk Chairs #3: Spending time with my buddies Mortise and Tenon

12-23-2017 02:38 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

After getting the FMT Pro mortise and tenon jig as an early Christmas present, I’ve been busy setting it up, figuring out how it works, and making the mortises and tenons for the Kevin Rodel side chairs. There are a total of 5 mortises on each rear leg, 3 on the inner face (crest rail, back rail, seat back rail) and 2 on the front face (seat side rail, side stretcher). The front legs also have 3 mortises, 2 on the rear face (seat side rail, side stretcher) and one on the inner face ...

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