Best method for making seat blanks

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Forum topic by MattSS posted 08-29-2018 10:37 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2018 10:37 PM

Posted a few months ago about how to scoop seats and got some good advice, but due to wrapping up a PhD dissertation I am just getting started. So my question is what’s the best way to build the blank for the seat? Should I just glue and clamp, or pockethole glue screw and clamp?

What are the best methods? Please let me know? The wood is 5/4 red oak

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 10:47 PM

Just glue and clamp. Pocket screws would not be a good option. What if you hit a screw while hollowing out the seat? You are not really going to know where the ends of those screws are. They won’t add any strength beyond what you will get with just glue and clamps.

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#2 posted 08-30-2018 04:27 AM

We offset dowels closer to the bottom side of the chair seat to allow for the scooped out sections not exposing a fastener.

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#3 posted 08-30-2018 05:42 AM

A properly glued joint is all you need.

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