I’m in the process of building two morris chairs with matching ottomans. All mortise and tenon construction. I have one of the ottomans completed and dry-fit together (my first piece of furniture). I was planning on getting all of the pieces to this stage and then doing the finishing and glue up all at once. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll have all of the pieces to this stage until this summer or fall. Does this present a problem since the humidity in my basement shop is considerably higher in the summer? Do I need to finish and glue up each piece as I go? If I can wait should I store each piece disassembled until I glue them up, or can I store them dry fitted together? Also, I was planning on finishing the parts and then doing the glue up? Good idea…bad idea? Am I overthinking this? Any advice you could toss my way would be much appreciated.
-- Biscuit (Delaware, Ohio)