Build an Adirondack chair By Les Kenny[Table of contents are below]
Now the curve that shapes the seat
Refer to the figures below the instructions.
fig.1 Draw lines down from points [H] and [I] at right angles (square) to the top edge.
fig.2 Clamp a couple of blocks against the lines, flush with the top of the side piece.
fig.3 Hold a bendy strip of wood (or anything that can bend evenly) against the top of the blocks and force it down in the middle 1". Draw a pencil line along the bottom of the bendy strip, marking the curve.
fig.4 Take off the clamps and the blocks, and one side piece is all marked and ready for cutting.
Note: There are photos on the next page showing how to mark the curve using a bendy object.
You can cut the side piece using a power saw or hand saw, and a jig-saw.
Once cut, use that side piece as a pattern to mark the other side piece.
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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