|Project by KellyM||posted 01-03-2015 06:14 AM||767 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Happy New Year all!
First time poster, long time lurker.
Being a newish father and being at the age when the people around me are starting to have kids, I wanted to build something that kids could grow with, abuse, and still have for the next kid. I also wanted to try my hand at mortise and tenon which is something I’ve never done before. Also Last year for Christmas I received a set of Sweethearts from LeeValley and I needed a reason to own them. So the goal was a Morris style chair, no screws or nails, and cheap (2×4s only).
I started by building a prototype chair (not pictured) using some guidelines for kids chair heights and depths I found online. Once it was clamped up I had my little guy, 1.5 yrs old, sit in it and realized I needed to increase the seat depth, so I adjusted and started batching these out using only a table saw, drill press and chisels.
Hopefully I can accomplish more in 2015 to share with this community. Enjoy