George II Walnut Ladderback Chair – Part Two

The chair saw a flurry of activity in the days following its inception – before my efforts were diverted to the more urgent task of erecting an extensive new chicken run and coop. Needless to say; the fowl accommodation was not built to the same Giles Grendey standard and might, in fact, be better described as ‘foul accommodation’. They’re chickens.

Monday morning felt like Mondays of old as I spent a while comparing the pile of chair parts on the table with the photo of Grendey’s chair and trying to recall where I had left off. I eventually concluded the back splats were nonexistent and set about making them.


The final task before gluing the chair together will be to scratch the ovolo moulding around the top, outer edges of the seat rails and outer, forward facing edges of the front legs and back stiles.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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2 Responses to George II Walnut Ladderback Chair – Part Two

  1. Ted says:

    Hi Jack. The curved parts appear to be cut on the bandsaw. Were you able to get the smaller pieces from the waste?


    • Jack Plane says:

      There wasn’t as much waste as you’d imagine. I do always try and nest as many parts as I can in each stick of wood. Any off-cuts larger than a corn cob are kept for another day.



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