Build an Adirondack chair By Les Kenny[Table of contents are below]
Step 3. Prepare to assemble
A bit more marking and it's ready to assemble
You will need to draw a line on the inside of both side pieces. The line will mark the position of the front of the rear spreader.
Remember in 'Step 2.2.1', You marked point [G] on the side pieces?
You will need to draw a line from those points down, 10° off square, on the inside of each side pieces.
As shown the drawing below.
Take note, that the two pieces to be marked must be a mirror image of one another.
Just follow the drawing below.
Step 4. Make up the base unit
4.1. The base unit (side pieces and spreaders)
Lay the two side pieces on edge, apart, and parallel. Fit the two spreaders between them, in position (see 'spreader positions' below), and hold with clamps.
The bottom of the front spreader will be flush with the bottom of the side pieces, and to the front as far as possible without
The front edge of the rear spreader will align to the 10° mark (refer step 3.) and to the top as far as possible without protruding.
Then screw the side pieces to the spreaders with two screws at each meeting. Use at least 1-3/4" long screws and drill the screw holes through the side pieces first the same thickness as the screw.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 01 Measurements, Materials list, required tools, the wood, The parts
Page 02 Cutting all the pieces to length
Page 03 Cutting the seat slats
Page 04 Cutting the back boards
Page 05 Shaping the sides
Page 06 Marking the seat curve
Page 07 Marking the seat curve (photos)
Page 08 Marking, cutting, the middle rail
Page 09 Marking and cutting the bottom rail, the arms, and corbel
Page 11 Adding the bottom rail
Page 12 Adding the legs, props, and corbels
Page 13 Adding the arms and middle rail to the mix
Page 14 Adding the back boards
Page 15 Preparing and adding the seat slats
Page 16 Shaping the back
Page 17 Photos. Touch up and sand
Page 18 Photo. Not a bad chair eh?
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