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Chair for the study desk unit for my son #3: Day 4 and 5, Seat and legs.

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Blog entry by Junji posted 05-09-2009 02:10 PM 1048 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: day 3, attaching seat to the legs Part 3 of Chair for the study desk unit for my son series Part 4: Day 6-7 Shaping the seat and started to put them together. »

I couldn’t spend much time in my workshop, yesterday and today, but really enjoying making this chair.

From what I have done by the day before, I figured out the feet are too wide, and it make the whole thing like “Gigantic Robot”, so I made them thin. And to keep the two feet in the right position, I decided to use some sticks between. Put 5 of them all not close to the front and back, because I didn’t want people to stand on it.
Made some “ass shape” of the seat, used router at first, then chisels and Random Orbital Sander.

Made some more round sticks for the back, I first thought I need 6 of them, but maybe 4 is good enough.

Now I just put them together and sit there for a try.

Mmm, maybe this is much stronger and stable than I thought. As a big man like me sitting there, it moves a little bit to back and forth. But my kids are not heavy like me now, so I think I can just go without the support legs for now. Maybe I can add it later when my son grows up.

OK, here are some photos.

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-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/



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Don Newton

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#1 posted 05-09-2009 04:19 PM

Keep plugging away Junji. I like your design sense. I’m kinda at a roadblock waiting for hinges for my chair. Hinges for a chair? Yes hinges! It will become clear when I blog.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 05-09-2009 04:24 PM

Hey Junji….Just a thought…..Have you considered, when spacing the dowels in the back, maybe not spacing them equally? It might give the chair some “lift” if you increase the spacing as you go up the back. The chair is rather free form so you may not want it to appear so intentional. Just a thought.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 12:56 AM

Don,
Thanks.
OK, I really wanna see what you do with hinges to your chair!

About spacing the dowels, you mean make them wider at the top?

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I was just think of #1, but you suggested something like #2, or maybe #3?

Ah, I never thought about it, but sounds like a really good idea. #3 seems good to me, giving a little tension to the legs may keep them tighter. But I don’t want to do it so hard, because it may break the seat which is not strong that way.

Thanks a lot for your suggestion. And sorry for my bad drawing. (just woke up a while ago, my brain is half sleeping still)

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 02:20 AM

Skarp,
Router with 1/2 straight bit first, then hand chisels, and random orbital sander. And I need to clean it up more with sanding.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 06:16 PM

Junji,

I thought the slats were going horizontal, left to right. I never considered they were going vertical.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 05-12-2009 01:39 AM

Don,
Oh, now I know exactly what you meant. But they need to be vertical to support the weakness of the 2 legs.
But with your suggestion and my poor reading ability, I found one good idea. So thanks anyway.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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