|Project by Tesla77||posted 08-27-2012 03:29 AM||726 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Given the task of restoring some old chairs my mother had, I had a decision to make. strip the paint and cut out the rusted hardware, or start over anew. I chose the later. I hate rusted bolts, and excavating them from these chairs would render the chairs bruised and beaten.
Measured what I needed and bought some cheap white wood from Lowe’s. Since these chairs are mostly for looks, and the grand kids are growing up fast, I was not concerned about wear and tear. I just wanted to replicate them as best I could and solve the obvious problem with the first design. No zinc hardware.
I chose stainless steel bolts and aluminum nails for the seat bottom. A fairly straightforward design, appropriate for this scale. I plan to make a larger version using old school joinery.