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q about building dining table end chairs

by nsherve
posted 08-19-2017 07:05 PM


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Loren

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#1 posted 08-19-2017 07:18 PM

I’ve built some formal dining chairs. The
backs were about 40” high and the seat
about 17” from the floor. Some dining chairs
are shorter and some are taller. There’s
no single standard but if you want to be
able to lean your upper back against the
back rail, 40” tall is about right for average
sized people.

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 08-19-2017 11:05 PM

You can look through some of this stuff or ideas.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dining+chair+standard+dimensions&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

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#3 posted 08-20-2017 01:16 AM

What angle should I make the back of the chairs?

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Loren

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#4 posted 08-20-2017 01:25 AM

If memory serves, around 5 degrees is common,
but I really recommend you read a book like
Jeff Miller’s book on chair making and approach
your design process by making mock-ups you
can sit on to try them out.

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nsherve

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 01:37 AM

Thanks

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#6 posted 08-20-2017 02:17 AM



If memory serves, around 5 degrees is common,
but I really recommend you read a book like
Jeff Miller s book on chair making and approach
your design process by making mock-ups you
can sit on to try them out.

- Loren

+1 on Jeff’s book on chair making, very good primer on chair design and construction techniques.

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