Terry Moore decided to build chairs when he realized his clients were buying someone else’s chairs to go with his tables and desks. He simplified the joinery by basing it on loose tenons. He makes full-size drawings and a step-by-step construction plan, and then uses patterns and jigs to shape his stock. This article covers angled tenons and straight mortises, chair backs and crest rails, back slat tenons and mortises, assembly and when to rump test. Side information by Moore discusses his approach to chair design.

From Fine Woodworking #81