|Forum topic by CM02WS6||posted 06-17-2015 01:50 PM||665 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-17-2015 01:50 PM
Looking for some feedback on an outdoor chair design. I’ve looked at some other designs and got some ideas, but this design is pretty much all my own. Besides satisfying my own (wife’s) tastes, I wanted to come up with something that was doable with my skill set while being comfortable, strong, and not too heavy. Skill-wise, I wanted to avoid full-on mortise and tenon joinery, because I’ve never done any. Therefore, the seat base and bottom stretchers use grooves and screws. However, I will use M&T on the seat back, which I’ve shown in one of the pictures.
The wood will be White Oak, which comes out to about 27 lbs. The dimensions aren’t quite finalized, but the design is ready for feedback. I’m especially looking for feedback on the aspects of comfort and strength.
Also, my router is a Dewalt 611 plunge router (1.25 HP, 1/4” collet). Do you think that could handle the mortises on this project, or would I need to get a higher HP, 1/2” collet router?