|Forum topic by sweets||posted 08-24-2009 10:43 PM||786 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-24-2009 10:43 PM
I will begin construction of a kids table and chair set this week. For the chair, I planned to angle the back of the chair backwards at 10 degrees starting 3 inches above the seat ht. Seat ht will be 14 in, and floor to seat back ht will be 26 in. I am using red oak 1-1/4 in wide; the depth (front to back) fo the leg will be 1-1/2 in. I’m also planning to taper the seat back starting where the 10 degree angle offset begins and ending at the top to 3/4 in.
While discussing this with a very experienced wood worker, he was concerned that the angle would create a weak point in the chair back since I will in a sense be cuting throught the grain.
Should I be concerned about the strength?
Will a 5 degree offset with taper OR no offset with just a taper be enough to be comfortable?
-- Lee ---- South Louisiana