Several people have asked for more construction details on the white oak stick chair I posted on the blog this morning. Many of the components and processes are similar to those in the Staked Armchair chapter I posted on the blog late last year.
There are, however, some important differences. This chair has an H-stretcher that is 12-1/2” from the underside of the seat. The resultant angles of the legs are also different than shown in the chapter. The resultant angles for both the front and rear legs is 22°.
Here is the cutting list:
- 1-Seat 1-3/8 x 16 x 20
- 4-Legs 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 x 20
- 2-Side stretchers 1 x 1 x 20 (stretchers taper to 5/8 through-tenons at the ends)
- 1-Medial stretcher 1 x 1 x 18 (stretcher tapers to 5/8 blind tenons at the ends)
- 1-Crest 1-3/4 x 5 x 15 (curve cut from solid)
- 2-Arms 3/4 x 7 x 22 (cut from solid)
- 1-Doubler 3/4 x 5 x 16 (cut from solid)
- 7-Dowels 5/8 dia. x 36
Hope this helps you design your own chair. With this format of chair, no two chairs are alike.
— Christopher Schwarz