The Garden Chair, Part 1: Bent Lamination
First phase of chair project is a complete lesson in bent lamination
Synopsis: Part 1 of this garden chair project involves making the bent laminations that are used for the sweeping curves in the arms, seat, and back slats. The process of clamping a stack of thin plies onto a curved form to make these laminations is a crucial part of the project, and is covered in depth here. Michael Fortune shares the secrets of success he’s learned over 40 years of making furniture. Two bending forms are all that’s needed for all the curved parts in the project, and you’ll learn to make and use them here.
Read “The Garden Chair, Part 2: Assembly,” (FWW #241).
I own several classic but tired Adirondack chairs. While they are comfortable enough for reading or relaxing, they can be difficult to get in and out of. So a few years ago, I decided to redesign the classic with better ergonomics. But I didn’t stop there.…
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CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.