|Forum topic by Mcpowell||posted 06-22-2016 07:02 PM||345 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-22-2016 07:02 PM
I am working on an ambitious project (for me) of building dining room chairs. I believe I have the design of everything under control, but have reached an impasse with the back splat.
Here’s the problem. As drawn, my back splat will, at minimum, take a 1.56” thick piece of solid wood, in order for me to end with the shape shown in my drawing. I want to use my walnut crotch wood for these back splats. My intent is to make these chairs as heirlooms. Well…I don’t have any crotch wood that is 1.56” thick. My stock is 1.25” thick at most (before any planing).
As I see it, here are my options:
I’m looking for your advice. What do you think would give me the most “cherished” finished product? I haven’t started cutting my stock yet, so I have a little time.
Thank you in advance.
PS. It’s hard to tell from the image, but the dimensions are .75” thick x ~22” tall by 10” wide (at the widest point).
-- I want to be good at this....