methods of work #7: Dining chair prototype pictures

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Blog entry by Loren posted 02-12-2013 02:30 AM 2407 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Dining chair prototype: making a curved laminated plywood seat Part 7 of methods of work series Part 8: Dining chair laminated curved backsplat prototype »

Here’s the chair with all the major joinery done and dry assembled. It’s a successful prototype which proves the design is sturdy and the labor required not so silly as to make sets of chairs unmarketable.

I still have to make the curved back splat. I may deviate from my original plan.

This chair frame is meant for upholstery on the seat and back splat. The seat is a curved plywood laminate I described the making of in another blog post.

I made some mistakes but they aren’t unfixable and the purpose of making a prototype is to learn anyway.

Legs are laminated construction grade fir. I had to pick through a lot of 2×4s to find some clear sections for the laminated back legs. I described my vacuum laminate tapering jig in another blog post.

I learned a lot from making this chair and it certainly helped demystify dining chair design for me.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 11:25 AM

Your series is helping me get over the fear of trying chairs. It’s not an easy task.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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