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Monte Pittman

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500 days ago

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I am looking for plans for dining chairs that are not upholstered and someone of roughly intermediate skill level can make.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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TexPenn

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#1 posted 500 days ago

They are a little heavy but I have made several that are the same as my benches with the supports 16” apart & a 22” seat & back. They are nice but heavy.

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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#2 posted 500 days ago

Stock up on some maple of varying cuts. You’ll need some 8/4 that’s at least 8” wide for legs. 4/4 for seats, and if you have a lathe, maybe turn some dowels for the back. If you like dark wood, walnut.
Local sawyers can be found for all this stuff and it’s about as expensive as good cedar at a BB store which is to say it’s pretty darn cheap.

As for design, you might get some idea’s here; http://www.custommade.com/gallery/custom-chairs/

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Loren

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#3 posted 500 days ago

Are you willing to go with turned components?

I have several books on chairmaking and generally they
neglect the elegant dining chair and emphasize traditional
variants on Windsor, ladderback, Shaker and so forth.

The best book I’ve found on elegant mortise and tenon
chairs with no turned parts is Jeff Miller’s book. The
designs are mostly pedagogic however. The newer
edition may be better.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 500 days ago

At this point in time, I do not have a lathe.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Loren

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#5 posted 500 days ago

Mark Ripley’s book “Making Furniture: Projects and Plans”
has 4 chair designs that are not lame in it. Emphasis on
wedged mortise and tenon construction. Nice chairs
actually.

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#6 posted 500 days ago

If you are good at redesigning from an image I would suggest this one. Not sure if its your style or not. I dont think there are any plans but you could ask fellow lumberjock OttoSchmitz as he is the one who made it…

Link to his project:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/72033

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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#7 posted 499 days ago

Put the ole search engine to work, and type in what you’re lookin for. You’ll find a ba-zillion ways to do what you want.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 499 days ago

Roger, I am trying to avoid going through all ba-zillion of them. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 499 days ago

Monte i been looking too and i like this one somewhat ,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/6185 i think finewoodworking has the plans ,,but i like JBS chair too going to chech it out also , google sketch up has some too

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