Quaint Easy Chair

e "quaint" easy chair (Fig. 02) is strictly a "stuff-over" chair, although wood, or worked from the solid to harmonise with surrounding furniture. The back framing (Fig. *X\) should be taken in hand first. The legs are 2$ in. square, cut to a 6-in. sweep at the foot, which is chamfered off to 1J in. from the inside, as shown in Fig. 93. The head rail is 2 in. by 2$ in., with a sweep in the crown of in. The stuffing rail is 1£ in. by 1} in., and the seat rail 2} in. by 2| in. These rails are joined to the legs by mortice and stub-tenons, which are afterwards draw-bored and pegged. This completes the back frame, which is 3 ft. 4 in. high and 2 ft. 3 in. wide (see Figs. 93 and 94). The front legs are 2J in. square, tapering to 1£ in. at the toe, the top portion being

Fig. 92.—"Quaint" Easy Chair.

cut down the centre to a depth of 1 ft., as shown in Fig. 95. Fig. 96 is a half-plan of the seat frame. The front seat rail is tenoned into the legs 9 in. from the bottom, and measures over all 2 ft. 3 in. The back and front are now ready for joining together. The seat rails are jointed with

nailed. Let the glue set, and then level off, allowing the back to stand slightly lower than the front. Rasp or shave off all sharp corners that are to be covered with the stuffing. The legs are fitted with castors, having plates, not sockets.

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