Cedar outdoor chair

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Project by Jerroni posted 08-07-2019 11:31 AM 874 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was motivated to make this chair, a first for me, from two recent events. My friend just turned 60 and I had just visited an awesome chair exhibit in Copenhagen. Having some extra cedar around from another project was also a plus. No plans, just a rough idea on what I wanted to do.

The top and bottom of the head to toe incline were connected with mortise and tenon, with a miller dowel for a pin. The sides were joined by a double lap joint. tight fit, glued, and strong!

The slats are pinned with some miller dowels and nails at back. Lots of shaping to get good curves. 3 coats of penetrating exterior oil, and it came out pretty good.

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#1 posted 08-07-2019 01:32 PM

That is a very nice design. Great joinery and use of Miller Dowels. Well done.

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#2 posted 08-07-2019 02:20 PM

Very cool. How thick are the slats?

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#3 posted 08-07-2019 03:05 PM

you gotta fix your pix hard to appreciate your work sideways.

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#4 posted 08-08-2019 06:29 AM

Looks simple and very nice, good gift for your friends.
I will also do the same thing for my friend to gift. thank you for sharing and giving the idea.

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#5 posted 08-08-2019 11:53 AM

Very cool. How thick are the slats?

- cmacnaughton

Just 5/8”. as a group and pinned, they flex just a bit. the seat slats are stiffer as a group, due to spacing.

Sorry about the rotation of images – I’ll fix later. my first post!

The design limits the seat depth. If I were to do it again, I’d place it on a more relaxed incline and further back (for more seat room).

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