Anatomy Of A Porch Swing

Seat support

Back seat rail

Knockdown Connector Outdoor Wood

Cross dowels are commonly used in knockdown furniture, but their strength and durability make them ideal for outdoor furniture that is not designed to be taken apart. A cross-dowel connector is used to join an arm to an arm post in the chair shown above, providing a much stronger connection than screws could, and saving the task of fashioning a more elaborate joint.

CUTTING LIST

Cross dowel

Back

Sack

Seat slat

Back

Sack

Seat support

Back seat rail

The back seat rail is beveled to a 15° to 25° angle, so as to provide a comfortable angle for the seat back. The back is screwed and glued onto the rail, the same method used to join most of the frame. The arms, which provide additional support for the back, are the exception to the glue-and-screw method. They are fastened together by cross dowels. These are strong joints, but must be carefully installed to work properly.

Note that the stiles of the seat back are located in front of the rails so the the joint line is vertical, promoting good water drainage for a long-lived joint.

Cross dowels are commonly used in knockdown furniture, but their strength and durability make them ideal for outdoor furniture that is not designed to be taken apart. A cross-dowel connector is used to join an arm to an arm post in the chair shown above, providing a much stronger connection than screws could, and saving the task of fashioning a more elaborate joint.

CUTTING LIST

ITEM

QTY

TH

w

L

Back slats

13

W

2%"

2414"

Seat slats

6

%"

33Ae"

55/2"

Back rails

2

1%"

4%"

55"

Back stiles

2

P/a"

4%"

28"

Front seat rail

1

2"

3/2"

60"

Back seat rail

1

W"

2"

60"

Rail cover

1

Va"

43Ä"

45/2"

Seat supports

4

1%"

3/2"

15%"

Arms

2

%"

5

24"

Arm posts

2

3/411

27/s"

Anatomy Chair
0 0

Post a comment