Building Dave's Stacking Chair #9: Finishing the Build, but not Finished

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 07-24-2015 06:09 PM 1108 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Day 4: The Curved Back Part 9 of Building Dave's Stacking Chair series Part 10: Finishing and Finished! »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

Started the day like always, gluing up another back piece. One more to go!

[Below] The seats are cut out of 1/2 inch plywood. First I rip the 2×4 foot sheet at 16 inches, then I cross cut to get 3 seats per sheet. It would be more economical to cut these from a larger sheet, but a) I have no way to get a 4×8 foot sheet in my car, b) pretty sure a full sheet gives me more seats than I actually need. I’ll use the cut off for something, I’m sure.

[Below] Even though the plywood is not furniture grade, for this, a little sanding make’s it good enough.

[Below] After the sanding is done, the front top edge of the seat is rounded over.

[Below] Then the seat is glued into place and claps applied where needed.

[Below] The front edges of the seat frame sides and the seat back rails need to be rounded over a bit by hand. This is where the craftsmanship enters the piece!

[Below] The build is done. Nothing left to do now but stain and lacquer.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 07-25-2015 12:04 AM

Looks great! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product!

-- Dean

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 07-25-2015 12:07 AM

Looks great! I m looking forward to seeing the finished product!

- Mean_Dean

Sunday night at the earliest. I’m out of the workshop tomorrow.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 07-25-2015 01:10 AM

Almost there, Dave!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 07-25-2015 09:08 AM

OMG Dave,
you have got to be the lazyiest woodworker going,
now I see you have not only Claude on the sanding but also Thing from the Addams family again as well, all helping you do a great job, and not forgetting a Budgie now overseeing the work.
Mind you they all seem to be doing a very good job!
I hope you are paying them all well

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 07-25-2015 10:40 AM

The budgie is my grandson, Gilligan. He likes to supervise, though only when the machines are off.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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