Build an Adirondack chair By Les Kenny[Table of contents are below]
Step 7. Add the arms and middle rail
7.1. Fix the middle rail to the arms
The instructions are below the drawings.
Lay the two arms on a flat surface parallel with the middle rail sitting on top of the arms as shown in Fig.1 above.
Ensure that the corner edges of the arms and middle rail are flush, the arms look parallel, and the arms look square (at right angles) to the middle rail, and then put one screw in each corner as shown in Fig.1 above.
The reason for only one screw each side at this stage is so that the arms/middle rail are able to be skewed if an adjustment needs to be made when checking that all is square and the arms are parallel. Any more than one screw each side will not allow skew movement.
As in Fig.2 above, check with a set square that an arm and the middle rail are square (at right angles)
and also check that the two arms are parallel.
Having done so, add another three screws to each side and that will lock everything in place.
7.2. Add the arms and middle rail to the mix
At this stage this base unit has the legs (with corbels) fixed to it (fig.3).
The props are also attached to the base unit with clamps, as they are only temporary and just there to hold up the arms until the back boards are fixed in place.
Sit the arm and middle rail configuration temporarily on top of the legs and props for marking (fig.4).
Overlap the legs 50mm at the front and equal each side.
Trace around the leg and corbel on the underside of the arm. See the photo below.
Take the arm-middle rail configuration off, turn it upside down on a flat surface and drill screw holes through the arms as shown in the drawing.
Put some glue on top of the legs and corbels.
Put the arm and middle rail configuration on top of the legs and props again and screw in place .
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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