Assemble Side Frame So Inside Faces Are Mirrored

CHAIR SEATS

After the side frames are complete, the chair seats are made to fit between the frames. These seats are made with a piece of particle board that's covered with Formica and joined between two rails.

cut to size. The first step Is to cut the seat parts to size. Begin by cutting the particle board (G) IOV2 wide by 9VL>" deep. Next, cut the two rails (D) out of 4/4 stock Wa" wide by 101/»" long. Finally, cut a piece of laminate oversized (about 11" by 10"), see Fig. 8.

Note: The laminate is cut oversized so it will overlap the particle board about V* on all edges. It can be trimmed flush to the edges of the particle board after the contact cement (I used two coats) dries, see Detail in Fig. 8.

trim laminate. To trim the laminate flush with the particle board, I used a flush trim bit in the router table, see Fig. 9. Begin by adjusting the bit so it projects about above the router table surface. (This keeps the pilot bearing on the edge of the particle board, see Detail.) Then trim off the overhanging laminate.

seat assembly. The seat is attached to the front and back rails (D) with a groove and spline joint. The grooves can be cut on a table saw, but I decided to use a '/«" slot cutter on the router table.

seat groove. Begin by adjusting the | height of the slot cutter so it's V* above the router table surface, see Fig. 11. The depth of the groove in the particle board is V2". (Since this is the depth the slot cutter cuts with the standard pilot tat, I adjusted the fence so it was in line with the pilot, see Step 1 in Fig. 11.)

When the router table is set up, place the seat with the Formica surface down (against the table) and cut the slots on the front and back edges.

rail groove. After cutting the grooves in the seat, matching grooves are cut on the inside faces of the rails. Leave the slot cutter at the same height, but reposition the fence so the edge of the cutter projects only VS. Then place the top edge of the rail doim against the router table and cut these grooves, see Step 2 in Fig. 11.

gluing. After all the grooves are cut, the rails are joined to the seats. To do this, first rip splines from Vh Masonite so they're a hair narrower than (to allow glue relief at the bottom of the grooves).

Then apply glue to the groove and to the facing edges of the seat and rails, insert the splines, and clamp the pieces together, see Detail in Fig. 11.

profile edges. After the glue dries, the top and bottom edges of the rails are profiled on the router table. I eased over the bottom edge of the rails with a V* round-over bit, see Fig. 12. Then I cut the top edge with a Vi round-over bit.

FIGURE 13

DETAIL

shank hol£ location for back rest on back uprights connector

DETAIL

shank hol£ location for back rest on back uprights

connector

NOTE:

au other vn shank holes are centered on 2" width

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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