|Project by bushmaster||posted 11-26-2015 02:56 PM||1032 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
LesB plans lumberjocks.com/12504 should be one of the most favorited project as we all have grand kids, kids of our own, or are busy making them. That includes most of us I recon. Les has made 20 of these chairs, either he has a lot of grand kids or others see one and want one. I deviated from the plans To some extent, I was using birch so I thought the 5/8 dowels may be too weak so I enlarged them to 3/4 (made a metal die to cut the dowels) therefore I had to increase the dowel space to 2 1/4 and of course the seat side pieces accordanly . The side plates I mad the end longer and bent it at a right angle and put the screw in the end of the side pieces. The seat I put on top of the sides I instead of rabbeting it in making it come out to the outer edge of the sides. I think it is an inch wider too. I was the mechanics teach at the high school and modified and came up with changes and inventions, I had the reputation as they said to Procterize most every thing. I did make changes to suit myself but the plans are great the way they are. The increased dowel size seems to increase the weight carrying capacity. it holds my weight 190 without complaining. I used special walnut for stain as well as wood conditioner, wiping on 4 coats to get the desired shade, white wood is hard to color. Then 4 coats of wipe on poly, So keep his plan in your favorites, there is some one out there that wants on or will want one. The next one I make I may screw sides to the edges of the seat and have a place for a seat belt, small kids need a seat belt at a high table.
Thanks for looking and comments are welcome and appreciated.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia