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09-05-2016 02:27 PM

Was out yesterday at a furniture shop and came across this chair. Any help would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 09-05-2016 03:07 PM

Why would you need a plan? The picture shows how it’s put together. It appears that it is made up of laminations rather than solid wood stock.

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 03:26 PM

not quite sure how to build it sideways like the picture …....... LMAO

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 03:53 PM

Too much beer, I thinks… ;-)

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 04:18 PM

Looks like solid wood to me. No laminations
Looks fairly simple go with standard dimensions for chair height that will give you the scale to plan from.

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#5 posted 09-05-2016 05:26 PM

Don’t need it to be more complicated than it looks.

Start with 8/4 stock, pick a nice straight grain piece for the back leg. Select your general dimensions (seat height/width/length, back rest height). The rest of the dimensions will be referenced to that.

The front legs could be attached with a nice big 1” tall tenon the same thickness as the leg and maybe 1 1/2” wide. Cut matching mortises in the seat blank. Spice it up by drilling an angled hole from the bottom of the seat back into the tenon and drive in a dowel, trim flush to the seat bottom.

Back rest is screwed on, fill holes with dowel and trim flush.

Shape the back leg as desired. Back leg bottom gets a notch for the cross piece. Cut a notch in the seat back for the leg and make small notch on the back leg to provide mechanical support for the seat back. Lots of glue area in this joint, but I’d add some additional support using maybe a dowel or loose tenon from the seat back into the back leg.

This is sort of just off the top of my head, but should be enough to show one way all of this joinery can be done.

If you like, I could probably draw it up in sketchup, but it might take me a few days.

Mike

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#6 posted 09-05-2016 05:27 PM

Out of curiosity, What was the price for the chair at the shop?

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SeanHanna

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#7 posted 09-05-2016 05:29 PM

Thanks for the replies. I wonder why the forum decided to turn the pictures sideways, but thanks for correcting them. As far as laminated or solid, I can tell you they are 100%solid with zero laminations. The only mechanical fasteners are the 2 screws in the back.

Now onto my original question, yes.. Looking at it you can probably get an idea. Height, width, etc… But angles, back curves, etc. that’s a whole different story. That’s the reason why I asked about a plan set. Maybe someone had seen something out there and could point me in the right direction.

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#8 posted 09-05-2016 05:31 PM



Out of curiosity, What was the price for the chair at the shop?

- MikeDS

$399.00. Which is why I want to build.

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#9 posted 09-05-2016 05:34 PM

Other than wanting to know how front legs are fastened on (guess would be M&T). The rest is shown in picture. Back legs looks like a Maloof joint with the seat. Just take dimensions from a regular chairs and adapt.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 09-05-2016 05:35 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

Call if you have questions.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 09-05-2016 06:01 PM

First off, I understand your question is about plans and I’m not actually helping with a plans link. But with that being said, don’t sweat too much about the curves and angles. The trick is to make the angles consistent on the piece itself.

Front legs, cut the sides of the legs at 7 degrees.

Back leg front from seat to floor perpendicular to seat bottom. Back leg top taper back at 7 degrees. Curvature of back leg is whatever looks pleasing leaving minimum 1 1/2” inches of width at the top and bottom of the leg.

Seat sides cut at 7 degrees, front of seat corners cut to 1.5” radius, back of seat corners cut to 4” radius.

Make a full size mockup sketched out on posterboard, transfer to 1/4” MDF as patterns.

The problem with asking for a plans link is that it’ll be hit or miss on whether someone here actually sees this thread, recognizes the chair and knows where to find a plan for it. So the plans question is a little bit needle in a haystack.

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SeanHanna

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#12 posted 09-06-2016 07:27 PM

I would like to thank everyone for their comments and help. Greatly appreciated. Sometimes I think I have a tendency to over think things.

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#13 posted 09-06-2016 08:59 PM

We all tend to overthink our obstacles. Reduce to sections. Then decide what is needed structurally and how to make it attractive from there.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 09-06-2016 10:44 PM

build a prototype out of construction pine, then if you don’t like the angle you can spend another $3 on a 2×4 and try again. Once you see how it all goes together, and are happy with the proportions, spend bucks on the hardwood.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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Mike_D_S

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#15 posted 09-07-2016 02:19 AM

Ok, so I drew up a simple sketchup model. PM me your email and I’ll email you the drawing. You can get the dimensions from the model. It’s got both an assembled view with grouped objects and an exploded parts view.

I did this relatively quick, so when you get the dimensions, you may find a few that are off by 1/64, so if it says 1 63/64ths, then it’s really supposed to be 2”. I drew a bunch of this without using many layout lines.

Hope it’s useful,
Mike

front oblique view

front view

top view

parts front

parts back

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