Classic Chair made simple

Submitted by danaxboo on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 16:15

This is a build a month in the making... I started and assembled 3 chairs but just couldn't get them exactly the same, so I labeled them "garage chairs" and went on to the next project. It wasn't until the BF surprised me with a router and router table that I started dreaming of chairs again!! (It also helped that I begged and begged for a band saw for my birthday hehe) I built the Narrow Farmhouse Table for a homework table for my kids, and have been itching to create chairs to match. :)
I made a template for the chair leg, and arch for the top of the chair. I cut the legs down using a jig saw, and then used the router and cut them to the template. EXACTLY THE SAME! SCORE!! The rest was just following instructions. I did make the legs a little taller, and the whole chair more narrow.. Gotta fit 5 kids at this homework table!! The seat cushions were a breeze (they scared the crap out of me until I did it and realized how darn easy it was) and then just searched the internet until I found a back design I liked :) ANA IS AWESOME!!! And to think I used to spend my days sleeping or watching TV. I don't know if I've ever been more happy OR productive in my life! Finish is golden oak. Thanks again Ana!! I've saved thousands in the last few months DIYing and building building building!!

Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select Pine
Finish Used
Golden Oak
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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