The Garden Chair, Part 2: Assembly
Curvy chair is built to last
Synopsis: Part 2 of the Garden Chair project takes the curved laminations created in Part 1 and turns them into a chair. Patterns make it easy to trace the shapes of each part, and mark the locations of the notches and screw holes. With them, you’ll trim the laminations to size, cut out the rest of the parts, and put the chair together. Michael Fortune gives tips on trimming bent-laminated pieces and ensuring they fit together tightly. Simple joinery is the key.
When I set out to redesign the classic Adirondack chair, I wanted to capture the spirit of the original while making it more comfortable and attractive. With that in mind, I added a few more curves, inspired by the plants in my garden. But I didn’t stop there. The seat is closer in height to an indoor dining chair, and does not have the severe backward slope of the…