Chair Parts

I’m starting to make the parts for four chairs in red oak. The old chairs we have are falling apart. The chairs I’m making are based on a 1940s production chair.


Bent laminated crest rails


Sawing thin layers for the bent laminated crest rails.


Glue-up of a laminated crest rail.


After the crest rails are removed from the form they are edge-jointed and sawed to width. The slot for the back splat is routed with the crest rail clamped back in the bending form.


Router jig for making the slots.


Routing a slot in a crest rail.


Four crest rails waiting for the rest of the chairs to be built.

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