When putting your Chair Woodworking Plans together the first things to consider would be the design. Apart from that one must have the right equipment and tools. The level of difficulty in building a wooden chair could range from very basic and simple to extremely intricate with a lot of carvings and fine design work. You should base your design on your level of competency and experience as well as what will be the purpose of the finished product.Some factors to consider would be if the chair is going to be used indoors or outdoors. Another would be the kind of wood that would be more appropriate for its principal function. For outdoors; Cedar, Cypress and Redwood are good options. For indoor wooden chairs, Ash, Mahogany and Oak are great choices.
To create a simple wooden chair, one would need the following materials: a power or hand saw; chisel, electric sander or sandpaper in varying grits and brick; electric screwdriver or nail gun; four pieces of felt, hammer, hardwood such as birch, cherry, oak or pine; nails or wood screws; measuring tape, paint, stain or varnish and a wood plane tool.
In building an average size wooden chair (measurements can be adjusted to fit the individual needs of a person), one can start off with the chair legs using a rounded 2X4 lumber which should be cut into four pieces. Cut each chair leg 16 inches long.
For the chair seat, cut part of the flatter wood. Measurements would be 15 inches thick into a twelve-inch square. in order for the chair seat to have a three-fourths to one-inch "drop," take your wood plane and cut a "slope" into the back of the seat. .
For the back of the chair, the wood piece must be cut with a twelve-inch square measurement. The thickness of the chair's back would depend on the individual's preference. The smoothness of the finished product would determine the amount of hand sanding that would be involved. To do this, one simply needs to sand each piece. It is recommended to begin with a coarse grit of sandpaper and finish off with a very fine grit. Special attention must be given to the chair seat and back. This is to make sure that there are no splinters left that might get stuck in anyone that uses the chair.
In order for the chair's back piece to fit right, you need to cut the top marked part of each chair leg as well as the ones found at the back of the chair seat. You will need to use either their power or hand saw; hammer or chisel. To attach the chair seat to the chair legs, use an electric screwdriver, hammer or nail gun with some nails and screws. Next would be to make sure that the chair is stable and does not wobble or wiggle. Lastly, make sure to place pieces of felt on the chair legs and to make sure that it fits perfectly. Once this is done, one can easily create more Chair Woodworking Plans that can be beneficial and useful in their home.