|Project by Todd||posted 10-06-2014 09:12 PM||2405 views||41 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a library chair I built for a client. It is based upon the WoodCraft Plan #149778, with some modifications. The wood is of a distinctly varied grain cherry. My client likes the grain variations so I chose not to stain it, rather I just topcoated it with a poly.
This is the first chair I have ever built. The plans called for the curved seat back rails to be cut from a solid block of wood; rather I chose to use bentwood lamination. I also departed from the plan with regard to the steps. In the plan the steps are attached to the legs using #10 brass screws. I chose to include 1/8” dados in the legs to receive the steps, in addition to the screws. I felt more comfortable that the steps were not completely supported by the screws.
Also, I had a copy of the plans made so I could cut out the parts and make patterns for them. This meant I only had to spend time perfecting the patterns, then I used the patterns with a pattern routing bit on my router table to make the curved parts.
Here are some additonal construction pictures:
Laying out the parts:
Simple jig to route the hinge mortises:
Assembly of the halves:
I resawed and planed cherry boards to 1/8” thick to do the lamination.
-- Todd, Huntsville, AL