Well, I had a couple more things I wanted to make first, but my wife kind of changed my priorities for me.
She started out by commenting on how the new ones looked in the store, and then started with how nice a new one would look in our dining room. I took the hint.
So, where to start? Well, I asked her what she wanted and I got, “I don’t know, just make something. I trust you.”
Hmm… No restrictions! That’s nice. Now what do I want?
Chairs would be the main attraction for me so I looked at everything I could find. I like something around a Queen Ann and the Chippendale style.
I wanted something not too complex, after all I would be making 6 to 8 of them. I like cabriole legs so I’ll use them for the front legs. Complex but not overly so.
For the back legs and back I wanted something very comfortable, so I am going to add some complexity by making a curved back with lumbar support. Something you can lean back in after eating and be very comfortable.
I was thinking about doing a carved splat for the back but thought that would be a little too much so I decided to upholster the back and seat for more comfort.
Here’s my plan:
I know that you can see it too well but it’s the entire thing in full scale.
Off to the left edge you can see some templates I used to find the right shape for the back. On the right is a set of “ships curves” I used for the curved part of the drawing.
Next time I’ll be starting the back legs.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX