Build an Elegant Dining Chair
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Take a closer look at the techniques involved in building this ash dining chair.
Watch how to create a full-size drawing and templates that are integral in building this chair.
Find great tips for choosing lumber, milling it to size, and get started cutting and shaping the rear chair legs.
Picking the right boards makes a big difference in the chair's appearance and strength.
Lay out and cut the mortises for this chair with a simple setup for your router.
Cut the loose tenons with an assembly-line setup, and start dry-fitting and fine-tuning the joinery.
Taper the legs and add an elegant curve to the front seat rail.
Shape and cut the joinery for the crest rail and back splat.
Shape the crest rail and back splat with a bandsaw, power sander, and spokeshave.
See how the chair is assembled in sections.
Complete the chair with a slip seat and an easy-to-apply finish.
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