Small Chair to Match Diningroom Armchair

The small chair shown at Fig. 87 would go well with the armchair last described. A sectional elevation of the legs is given at Fig. 88, and an elevation of the back at Fig. 89. The back leg is If in. thick at the seat rail, tapering down to J in., and terminating in a bulb at the foot. From 1 in. above the seat rail the legs are reduced to 1 in. thick. The back legs slope from 1 ft. 4 in. apart at the top to 1 ft. at the floor. This necessitates the rails it is connected to the rails with tenons at the top and bottom, as shoi section at Fig. 88. The top rail c (Fig I in. thick, is ornamented with simple carving; it is mortised to th i in. in from the front, the same at stay rail. The moulded caps (Fig.

Fig. 84.—Section of Upper Part of Back Leg.

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  1. 81 and 82.— Sectional and Back Elevations of Dining-room Armchair.
  2. 83.—Tenon on Armchair BaiL
  3. 83.—Tenon on Armchair BaiL
  4. 84.—Section of Upper Part of Back Leg.
Fig. 85.—Plan of Seat of Armchair and Small <

being bevelled to the rake, which can be obtained by drawing a full-size half plan of the back. The seat rails may be made of birch, and clamped with oak 1 in. deep by J in. thick, to form a rebate for the stuffing (see section Fig. 90). The stay rail a (Fig. 89) is f in. thick, and is mortised to the leg J in. in from the front. The fretted slat b is made of ¿-in. stuff, and is kept flush with the rails at the front;

are fixed to the top of the legs with and two fine brads. Wood 2| in. in tion is required for shaping the front After being cut to the shape shown in 88, the leg is cut a second time to the shape on the front, thus producing a o leg. The corners are rounded wi spokeshave gradually from the top o: leg down to the foot, where .the se becomes circular. The stump of the

!d be left projecting J in. above the >dges of the rails (see Fig. 88), to give er strength and to allow a deeper 1 on the rails. The small bracket ould be glued in place after the chair imped together, and should be shaped atch the leg. Fig. 85 shows the part the only wood parts seen are the legs. In stuff-over work the arms and head are stuffed up to form round bolsters, but the '4 quaint" easy chair is finished np square. Birch or beech may be used for the different members, the visible parts of the legs being veneered with some choice ^

  1. ST.—Dining-room Small Chair.
  2. 88 and 89. -Sectional and Back Elevations of Dining-room 8mall Chair.
  3. ST.—Dining-room Small Chair.
  4. 88 and 89. -Sectional and Back Elevations of Dining-room 8mall Chair.

of the seat rails for the small chair, gives the sizes. The directions given Fig. $•"> for obtaining the bevels for ride rails, tenons, etc., of the armchair y equally to this case. The clamps on leat rails (Fig. tH)) are kept flush with squares on the front legs, and the tea carried across the legs, after the ' is cramped up.

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