I’m sure it’s just taking me longer since this is my first chair and I’m making design changes before I even start, but I think I spent nearly 3 hours last night reading and re-reading the first chapter of the book planning out my cut list and organizing what kinds of lumber I need. I’m picking it out tomorrow morning, and I want to be prepared. Of course, all of my preparation will likely go out the window when I get there and have to pick out my wood based on what’s available, but at least I’ll hopefully be prepared to make quicker decisions.
The biggest issue I’m really hoping for some help from is on sizing. My wife is 5’6” – which is the tipping point from a small to a medium chair. Which size do I make? I’m leaning towards making a size small because it’s uncomfortable to have your legs not quite touching the ground, but it’s also uncomfortable having your elbows too high from being in a chair too small. Does anyone have any insight they can give me today?
-- Ryan -- Delano, MN