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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 05-14-2015 11:51 PM 591 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2015 11:51 PM

I found a photo of a chair I would like to try to make but it’s just a photo.trying to figure out a starting point for the chair back and seat angles. 0 being horizontal,90 being vertical.also seat and arm heights.what numbers would you start at?this will be my first from scratch chair and need some starting points.


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#1 posted 05-15-2015 12:11 AM

70?

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 01:22 AM

70? what the back?

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 01:33 AM

The back looks to be around 110 – 120° if horizontal is 0 and the seat about 10°. I would try setting up some boards however you can to see what feels comfortable. Arms appear to be level.

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 02:03 AM

Back looks like 22 degrees. Seat should be about 16-17” from the floor. Arms are at 90 degrees and about 23” from floor. In the pictures, the arms look too high. I would connect the seat and the back first. Have to cut a dado at 22 degrees and insert and glue the seat/back and build the frame around it.

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 02:05 AM

Actually, the seat looks like is at 5 degree as well.

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#6 posted 05-15-2015 02:47 AM

I’d try something that wasn’t so butt ugly.

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