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Posted on Wondering if anyone had seen plans for this chair.

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 05:26 PM

Don’t need it to be more complicated than it looks.

Start with 8/4 stock, pick a nice straight grain piece for the back leg. Select your general dimensions (seat height/width/length, back rest height). The rest of the dimensions will be referenced to that.

The front legs could be attached with a nice big 1” tall tenon the same thickness as the leg and maybe 1 1/2” wide. Cut matching mortises in the seat blank. Spice it up by drilling an angled hole from the bottom of the seat back into the tenon and drive in a dowel, trim flush to the seat bottom.

Back rest is screwed on, fill holes with dowel and trim flush.

Shape the back leg as desired. Back leg bottom gets a notch for the cross piece. Cut a notch in the seat back for the leg and make small notch on the back leg to provide mechanical support for the seat back. Lots of glue area in this joint, but I’d add some additional support using maybe a dowel or loose tenon from the seat back into the back leg.

This is sort of just off the top of my head, but should be enough to show one way all of this joinery can be done.

If you like, I could probably draw it up in sketchup, but it might take me a few days.


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