Cape Cod Chair
My chair design is bigger than most similar designs – more substantial and a bit more laid-back (by that I mean the angle of the back recline)
This is a $5 (USD) downloadable PDF file. My chair design is bigger than most similar designs – more substantial and a bit more laid-back (by that I mean the angle of the back recline). Furniture these days tends to be a bit more flimsy than that of yesteryear. This chair leans more towards the ‘old’ rather than the ‘new’.
There are 18 pages in the downloadable PDF file.
This detailed plan-set with step-by-step instructions is in both metric (mm) and imperial (inch) dimensions.
Included are three options given on how to shape the individual pieces, and one of the options was contributed by a user.
All the wood used for this project is 3/4″ (19mm) thick, with the exception of the arms which are 1 1/2″ (45mm) thick. That is to give a bit of meat to the arms and something substantial to screw the upper back support to.
What you will need:
For the seat sides, legs, back slats, upper back support, and the seat slats you will need…
38ft (11.5m) of 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (140mm x 20mm) wood, allowing for a little bit of wastage.
For the front and rear spacers, lower back support, and arm braces you will need…
8ft (2.4m) of 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (90mm x 20mm) wood, allowing for a little bit of wastage.
For the arms you will need…
64″ (1600mm) of 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (140mm x 45mm) wood.
You will also need…
– Around 90 exterior-type 1 1/2″ (38mm) long screws.
– Four 3/8″ x 2″ (10mm x 50mm) galvanized carriage bolts and washers.
– Exterior-type glue
Any help is in the form of user-input and the URL for the user/comments page is given in the documentation in the downloadable file.