The hard maple table displayed in my projects needs chairs. We have a small house and a small dining room. The chairs must slide mostly under the table out of the way. Another LJ displayed his low back chair and the idea was born!
I bought Charles Brocks plans and video. I chose hard maple to match the table. Sure it’s hard. But once you’re grinding with carbide tools and sanding to sculpt it doesn’t matter much.
I’m keeping track of my hours because I think it will be interesting to see how much faster I get by chair #6.
So the rough out is complete. I put 20 hours in so far, really just poking along. I spent several hours fighting a dull bandsaw blade. You’ll see the burn marks in the pictures.
The only real regret so far is that the 8/4 wood I got, per plan, lost 1/4 in squaring up. Now that I know how it all goes together, I didn’t really need to square it. Mr. Brock is a little OCD about “best practice” of squaring things up. Look at the finished chair. There’s nothing square anywhere except to feet of the legs.
I’ll update things after I’ve roughed the sculpting in.
-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff