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Materials and cutting list
Stick chair project
Dimensions given throughout this project are in both imperial (inches) and metric (mm). The imperial measurements are given first, followed by the metric measurements in brackets ( ).
Wood size (width and thickness) and alternative sizes
The stock size used in this project is 1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm). This is not a common size in a lot of places.
If you cannot obtain this stock size or anything close, then you can rip (cut lengthwise) an acceptable size from a wider stock. For example, you could rip three equal size pieces out of 2″ x 4″ (100mm x 50mm) stock.
The size (width and thickness) of the stock that you use does not have to be exactly the same size as the stock size used in this project, as long as it is within a bull’s roar and all the pieces are uniform.
What you will need
You will need 54ft (16.5m) of 1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm) wood.
If you cannot source the stock size, read the above paragraph.
You will need 4 pieces of approximately 5/32″ (4mm) diameter galvanized mild steel wire – 32″ (800mm) long.
The wire size mentioned above is the approximate size (for rounding off purposes) of 6 gauge AWG (American Wire Gauge), which is the same as 8 gauge British SWG (Standard Wire Gauge), also referred to as number 8 wire (NZ).
The cutting list
Note: If you cannot obtain the exact stock size as listed in the cutting list below, refer to the paragraph ‘Wood size (width and thickness) and alternative sizes’ on the previous page.
|ITEM ID||DESCRIPTION||STOCK SIZE||LENGTH||HOW MANY PIECES|
|[a]||seat||1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm)||15″ (375mm)||6|
|[b]||seat/back legs||1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm)||35″ (875mm)||2|
|[c]||back longer||1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm)||31½” (787mm)||4|
|[d]||back shorter||1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm)||29¾” (745mm)||2|
|[e]||back/front legs||1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm)||42″ (1050mm)||2|
|[f]||couplers||1½” x 1¼” (45mm x 33mm)||9⅛” (228mm)||9|