Monthly Archives: April 2011

Matching Chair Parts

Wood of the same species can, and does, vary from tree to tree.  The growth rate affects the figure displayed by the growth rings.  The soil, exposure, and other factors of the site affect the color.   Genetics create differences site-to-site, … Continue reading

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Notching Back Legs of Chairs

The back legs of our chairs flare out at an angle of two degrees.  This contributes to a look that I see as supple and flexible.  There are many stiff and brittle looking chairs out there.  To flare out at … Continue reading

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Jointing a Tabletop

When we unload wood from a truck and when we spread lumber to select furniture parts, we look for tabletop boards.  These are boards that are flat sawn from straight logs with exceptional color, figure, and character.  We store them … Continue reading

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Producing tenons on dining chair front legs

The front legs on our dining chairs pass through the seats and are wedged.  To produce round tenons on these legs, we first cut square ones on the table saw to remove most of the wood. We have modified a … Continue reading

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