|Project by djg||posted 04-01-2016 04:00 PM||963 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a chair that I designed based on a previous set of dining chairs that I posted on lumberjocks. The difference is that I raked the back legs to a larger angle and added stretchers. there appeard to be too much flex in the legs where the rake angle is so steep. To compensate i added stretchers and loaded the undercarriage under compression to hopefully counteract the legs flexing. It appears to have worked as there is very little movement of the legs when the chair is weighted. The seat is angled more than my previous chairs. It is meant to be more of a relaxing sit than a dining chair but could be used as an extra dining chair if needed. I had a piece of oak crotch for about 4 years and finally decided it would be a chair. I thought that painting the spindles black matched the blackwood dutchmen and tenon wedges nicely. I added a stippled effect to the endgrain with a carving gouge. I used a combination of hand and power tools to complete the project. Not really sure what else to say about it…so I’ll see what you have to say.