Anatomy Of A Curved Chair

The curve of the chair shown at left is made possible by using spacers at the back that are twice as long as those at the front. This chair was finished with two coats of primer and one coat of exterior-grade paint.

The curved chair featured in this section is built by joining eight identical H-shaped units with steel rods. Each unit is separated from the adjoining one by three 2-inch-diame-ter spacers—two at the rear leg and one at the front. The curve is achieved by using l/2-inch-long spacers in back and %-inch-long spacers in front.

The modular design of the chair is very versatile. You can use spacers of uniform length to create a straight chair or build additional units to make a bench.

As shown opposite, each seating unit is joined to its rear and front legs with half-laps—a T half-lap at the back and a corner half-lap at the front—and all the joints are reinforced by screws. Once the joinery is done, the pieces are shaped and trimmed with a router and a template.

The curve of the chair shown at left is made possible by using spacers at the back that are twice as long as those at the front. This chair was finished with two coats of primer and one coat of exterior-grade paint.

CUTTING AND MATERIALS LIST

Seating unit

CUTTING AND MATERIALS LIST

ITEM

QTY

TH

W OR DIAM

L

Rear leg

8

1/4"

5/2"

36"

Front leg

8

I/4"

5/2"

17%"

Seating unit

8

P/4"

47s"

2054"

Long spacers

16

I/2"

2"

Short spacers

8

3A"

2"

Caps

6

1"

Rods

3

%"

36"

Washers

6

V

Nuts

6

lA°

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