This Arts and Crafts-style chair would fit comfortably in a dining room or a library. With its curved back rest and angled joinery, it offers plenty of construction challenges, but a variety of jigs and templates make the curves and angles easier to handle. The back legs are shaped using a template, and a router box simplifies cutting the angled mortises. Another template ensures consistent curves in all of the chair rails. The rails of the back rest are curved on their front and back faces, and the crest rail is arched on its top edge. Both rails are mortised to hold the back splat, a curved assembly of narrow strips.

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CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


Woodworking Plans

From Fine Woodworking #190