Chair for the study desk unit for my son #4: Day 6-7 Shaping the seat and started to put them together.

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Blog entry by Junji posted 05-13-2009 12:55 PM 997 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Shaped the seat and assembled the parts, now I really regret that I used these log legs. Each time I tried to fix some unbalanced part, other impropriety comes up somewhere else. Oh well, that’s what I have to accept anyway, though.

And I finally decided to put extra support legs in front. Firstly because it was not steady enough for kids chair anyway ,and secondly I wanted to fix a warp with it. And it worked just fine. I don’t know how it looks with and without it yet, but it’s much steady that way.

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Now I brought it to my son’s room and check the actual size of the chair with the desk. Hey, it looks just fine.

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So now, I have to make the back. And little bit of adjustment of the warp. Maybe 2 more days???

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#1 posted 05-13-2009 06:08 PM

good progress

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 01:41 AM

Only a little more to go, I hope.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 07:37 PM

I know what you mean about the log legs. Because they are not symmetrical you have to shape the ends by feel, and use the trial and error method. My “wabi-sabi” stool also has log legs and it was quite difficult to get the lengths and angles right. You were wise to attach the legs to skids, though I see that you use skids for all the furniture in order to protect your flooring (or tatami?).

So the only power tool you are using is a router, is that right? The only large power tool I have is a mitre saw. I think maybe my workspace is even smaller than yours. :)

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#4 posted 06-09-2009 01:06 AM

Log legs were a difficult part… But now, after all done, I am glad that I chose the log legs, because it is the main character of the chair.

Well, I have some power tools other than a router. Circular saw, jig-saw, random sander… I really want a good table saw someday, but as you know, the working space is the problem….

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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