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Arts and Craft Dining Chairs

comments (3) December 31st, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

kbiniowa kbiniowa, member
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These are the first of 12 chairs that I am making for my two son's and their families (6 chairs each). The first set is made from Red Oak, the second set will be made from White oak.

The chairs were constructed utilizing the plans provided by Kevin Rodel in a past issue of Fine Woodworking. The chairs were a challenge to make as there are multiple angles built into the chairs, the chair backs are rounded, and the mortises for the back splats were cut by hand. Floating mortise and tenon joinery was used throughout the project.

The seats were constructed in a traditional fashion (webbing, high density foam, cotton batting, muslin cloth and leather). The seat frame I made from ash.

One photo shows the chairs with a table I had made for my son and daughter in in 2011.

Design or Plan used: Kevin Rodel

posted in: Reader's Gallery, chair, arts and crafts, tenons, ash, red oak, polyurethane, upholstery

Comments (3)

RichardGalik123 RichardGalik123 writes: Beautiful! And so ambitious with 2 sets of 6! Very nice job; thanks for posting the photos. — RG
Posted: 1:19 pm on February 4th

kbiniowa kbiniowa writes: To: Solsticerick,
The project would be quite a bit easier if you did not curve the backs, but in my humble opinion, the look and comfort of the chair would be compromised.
Posted: 11:28 am on January 16th

solsticerick solsticerick writes: Very nice chairs! Would the project be easier if the backs were not curved? I need to make four chairs and I'm concerned about getting them all alike!!
Posted: 5:47 pm on January 14th

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