Much attention has been given to the of chairs in Plates 37 to 40 inclusive, strin-t ion the ehair offers a simple framing problem. The problem of «1 somewhat eomplex because* of the man open spares which must be filled approf with rails. To conform to the prine «lesion governing the breaking np of sptuc and at I lie sarin.- time introduce lines which will make for strength in the construction makes the problem of chair design an interesting one.
Plate M shows designs for living-room or dining-room chairs. The construction is light in all cases. It is believed that strength is secure« 1. however, bv careful filling of side spaces below the seat and by the shape given to the back legs.
'he perspective drawing and the lower mod-»Hon drawings illustrate the first of the*-plans. All drawings emphasize the second ii in th* (•ompnratively straight but br.■ .'¡¡l i given to the hack ie^rs from ib» to tr r.
i is not nneomtnnu to »ee one loan hark in *
ehair. This puts an extra strain upon rh-framework l>elow the seat from the back to th> front of the ehair. The side frames, therefore must be securely braced. At least two rails should be used. They should be as far apart as possible. It is well also to connect them either by vertical strips or by a diagonal strip as shown in the lower right hand modification drawing.
the present day livings— used in the frame work but as the rails an» wider than those in the dining-room chair sufficient strength is secured. It will be noticed the nf/.v , public l.'bn
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