Build an Adirondack chair By Les Kenny[Table of contents are below]
Step 2. Mark and cut the pieces that require shaping
2.1. The two side pieces
Place one of the side piece on your work platform in preparation for marking and shaping.
The side pieces are 1x6 wood, 38-1/2" long.
The marking instructions are below the drawing.
• From the bottom right-hand corner [A], measure in 13-3/4" along the bottom and make a mark. That will be point [B].
• From the bottom left-hand corner [D], measure in 7-1/2" along the bottom and make a mark. That will be point [C].
• From the bottom left-hand corner [D], measure 2" up the end and make a mark. That will be point [E].
• From the top right-hand corner [K], measure in 13-3/4" along the top and make a mark. That will be point [J].
• From point [J], mark 5-1/8" each side along the top. They will be points [H] and [I].
• From the top right-hand corner [K], measure in 19-3/4" along the top and make a mark. That will be point [G].
• Draw a straight line from point [E] to point [c]
Now mark the curvy lines
Find something that is a circle with a diameter (the width across) of 12". It my be a large plate, a saucepan lid, or something you might find lying around the house.
Alternatively, make your own out of card using a compass to draw the circle.
Giving or taking 3/8" on the diameter will not pose a problem.
Use the circular object as a template to mark the curves on the side piece.
Hold the template to the left of the side piece with the edge touching point [E] and also the top of the side piece. Mark the curve. Then do the other end as shown in the drawing below.
Now hold the template with the circumference (edge of circle) touching point [C] and the top of the template being 1-1/4" up from the bottom of the side-piece. Mark the curve as shown on the drawing below.
Then draw a line from the top of the curve to point [B].
Note: You only need to mark one side piece.
Once you cut one side, you can use that as a pattern to mark the other side.
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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