Making A Lounge Chair

A saber saw cuts the curved profile at the front end of one of the side rails of a lounge chair. Once the rails are sized properly, the curve can be marked on the stock with reference to the anatomy illustration on page 44. Because the rails are almost 8 feet long, it is easier to make the cuts with a portable saw than to attempt to maneuver the boards on a band saw (left). After sawing the curves, smooth the cut edges using a spindle sander or sanding block. All the edges of the rails are then rounded over.

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