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Pub chairs – day seven

I started out this evening by cutting the dados to receive the front stretchers. Since I don’t have a dado blade for the table saw, I decided to use my chisels.

Chiseling out the notches for the stretchers

Chiseling out the notches for the stretchers

 

Stretcher fits!

Stretcher fits!

 

Front leg assembly dry-fit

Front leg assembly dry-fit

Both the front stretchers fit well when I did a test fit, so I drilled the counter-bores in the legs centered on the stretchers.

Counter-boring the front legs

Counter-boring the front legs

I then drilled out pilot holes for the 3″ screws I will be using, and screwed it together.

Drilling out the pilot holes for the screws

Drilling out the pilot holes for the screws

When the front was assembled, I attached the rear legs and the seat back just to see what everything would look like.

Rear legs dry-fit

Rear legs dry-fit

Since it all seemed to fit well, I flipped the chair over and attached the rear legs and cross braces.

Drilling and attaching the rear legs and cross pieces

Drilling and attaching the rear legs and cross pieces

Lastly, I attached the seat back.

Attaching the seat back

Attaching the seat back

 

Pub chair, all screwed up...

Pub chair, all screwed up…

I still need to cut down the rear legs, do a final sanding, glue it, screw it, and plug the holes, but it is after midnight so I did a test fit on my rear end and called it a night.

It can even hold 200 pounds

It can even hold 200 pounds

One comment on “Pub chairs – day seven

  1. dtugboat
    April 20, 2013

    Looking good….. The chair I’am talking about, not the 200 lbs. LOL

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