A Pair of Forest Chairs – Part Three

I bent the two arms from lengths of ash that were sawn from the straightest-grained board I could find. The back- and arm sticks were shaved from ash – as are the arm blades. The splats are of cherry and the crest rails are of elm (fig. 1).

Fig. 1. The remaining mixed-wood components for one of the chairs.

Having cut the mortises for the blades and splats, and bored the holes for the sticks, I prepared some slow glue and stuck the chairs together.

When all was done, I wiped the two chairs down with hot soapy water in readiness for painting (fig. 2).

Fig. 2. Assembled chairs in-the-white.

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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4 Responses to A Pair of Forest Chairs – Part Three

  1. Eric R says:

    Beautiful work Jack.
    Truly splendid.
    central Florida


  2. Mark Cass says:

    Top class as ever Mr Plane. Could you expand on the ‘slow glue’ please? Many thanks


  3. Tom Bristowe says:

    just knocked out a couple of Windsor chairs, like you do…..except most of us don’t! Inspirational !


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