Preliminaries Counting The Holes

Begin to plan your work by counting the holes across the back of the seat. If there are an odd number of holes, place a peg in the center hole. If there are an even number, put a peg in each of the two center holes. Now count the holes on the front rail and peg the center hole or holes on it.

If the seat is not square, but splayed or shield shaped — as our rocker is — the next job is to identify the corner holes. At the back of the seat, the corner holes arc those at the far left and far right. At the

Count the holes in the front and back rails of the chair, and mark the center holes with pegs This chair has an even number of holes, so two pegs are needed to mark the two center holes front, because of the shape of the seat, there usually are several holes located on a curve and it wiJJ appear that any of them can serve as the corner. The correct corner holes are those directly in line with the corner holes on the back of the seat. To be sure, insert a dry strand of cane in the back corner hole and run it down the seat to the front. Keep the .strand perfectly straight from front to back. The hole at the front with which it aligns is the one you designate as the corner hole.

On chairs with round seats, you locate the center hole on each side and at the front and the hack. Strands running from the front to the back and from side to side form a perfect cross at the center of the seat.

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