By Robert W. Lang
Construct your talents as you construct good seating!
Inside, youll locate step by step images and guideline, plus measured drawings, for 17 seating tasks in quite a lot of types and talent levels.
Projects variety from easy, sq. stools to more difficult chairs and benches with compound joints. Youll the way to use the easiest instruments for the task to chop every kind of must-know chair joinery, basic turning ideas, upholstery and more.
Youll additionally locate 4 method articles with guideline acceptable for plenty of chairmaking and different projects.
While there are not any speedy and simple shortcuts to creating chairs, with those 17 items, youll construct the abilities you want to make seating for each room within the house--and the backyard, too!
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32 • SH A K E R-I NSPI R E D BE NCH In the photo of the original Shaker bench, the ends of the dowels or plugs are visible on the face of the back rail and on the front edges of the joints for the seat supports. I decided to reinforce these joints, as well as the dado in the seat, with #8 × 13 ⁄4" screws, covering the screw heads with contrasting plugs of black walnut. Years ago I did repair work on wooden boats, and plugged screws were the way we held nearly everything together. Here are a couple of tricks from those days that speed the process considerably.
Lay out the parts and make the straight cuts on the table saw. Cut the legs and rails to final length, but leave the slats and stretcher an inch or two longer than the final dimension. It is a good idea to make an extra slat and an extra leg as you proceed, as tearout when you machine the curved edges could be a problem. 191 ⁄4" Making the Bench Top The top consists of nine slats and 16 ebony spacers, held together by two stainless-steel all-thread rods. Draw a fair curve for the top of the slats and cre- 14" PROFILE 191 ⁄4" 17" 35" 48" PLAN 14" 10" 28" ELEVATION 36 • JATOB A BE NC H 10" ate a template from 1 ⁄2" plywood.
Set the top in place. Check that all bridle joints are fully in place. Perform any last- I i nished the end of each through-tenon by clamping the workpiece into my bench vise, then clamped on a jig to hand-cut the chamfers. minute tweaking as necessary. Glue and clamp the mortise-and-tenon joints on the legs and rails. Finish & Final Assembly Apply several coats of boiled linseed oil on all pieces, along with a top coat of wax. Complete the assembly by adding the lag screws to secure the bridle joints, then glue the jatoba plugs in the counterbored holes.
Furniture Fundamentals - Chairs & Benches 17 Projects For All Skill Levels by Robert W. Lang