Enfield Side Chair

The most striking feature of the Enfield side chair is its backward slant of 98°, as shown in the side view on page 27. The design allows the chair to conform to the anatomy of the typical user and provide comfortable seating without needing steam-bent back posts. The slant, however, does present a challenge in executing the joinery. Few of the joints in this chair are cut square; most are assembled at compound angles. It is a good idea to refer back to the side and top views as you build the chair, using the angles to help set up your drill when boring the round mortises. As a result of the seat's trapezoidal shape, the front legs are spaced farther apart than the rear ones. Also, the rear legs are splayed outward from bottom to top by 2°. Consequently, the back stretchers, seat rail, and slats are progressively longer towards the top of the chair. Refer to the cutting list on page 27 for precise dimensions.

ANATOMY OF AN ENFIELD SIDE CHAIR

ANATOMY OF AN ENFIELD SIDE CHAIR

Front seat rail

Shaker Chair Dimensions

Side seat rail

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Rear !eq

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Front seat rail

Front

Front

ITEM

QTY

L

W OR DIAM.

Legs

Rear

2

4 VA

1/4

Front

2

19/4

IK

Seat rail*

Front

1

1814

1

Back

1

14/2

1

Side

2

14

1

Stretchers*

Front

2

18/2

3/4

Back

1

133/i

3/4

Side

4

14

%

Slats

Top

1

15

2%

Middle

1

143/4

23X

Bottom

1

14/2

23/4

"Note: Measurements include tenon lengths.

As shown in the top view of the side chair (left, top), the front legs are parallel, but the rear ones are angled slightly apart by 2°. The slats are joined to the rear legs at a slight angle. The side view (left, bottom) illustrates the chair's backward lean. Although this design feature eliminates the need to bend the rear legs, the joints require careful execution.

Shaker Chairs With Rush Seats

The cherry Enfield side chair shown above features a fiber rush seat and a tung oil finish, which combine to create a warm and natural appearance.

"Note: Measurements include tenon lengths.

The cherry Enfield side chair shown above features a fiber rush seat and a tung oil finish, which combine to create a warm and natural appearance.

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