|Project by descolada||posted 03-09-2014 09:36 PM||530 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This was my first chair and was built as a proof of concept for a dining set to match my new table. The body is 1.5” thick walnut whose pieces were rough cut to shape on the bandsaw, joined with a festool domino, and then routed to shape off of a poplar template. Everything was finished with watco tung oil finish.
The back is ~5/16” thick bookmatched bubinga, steam bent to shape and then, after a week in the form, glued into the sides of the chair. I was a little worried this wouldn’t be strong enough, but the curves of the sides and back overlap enough to get a nice long side grain glue joint and it held up to my stress tests. The back is nicely curved and has just enough flex to be really comfortable. I’ll probably shoot for closer to 1/2” thick backs for the rest of the chairs.
I’ll make a few tweaks before making the rest of the set, but I’ve got the wood for the next 6 acclimating to my shop.
Hope you like it.