Desk Chair: Episode 5

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This chair has quite a few bevels which allow the chair to have angled sides. In this episode Paul lines out and cuts these bevels on the front, seat, and the back of the sides. He also shows how to cut the ‘V’ line using a saw, to make a feature of the joint line on the corners as well as providing a start and stop for the corner rounds.

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  1. c fenton on 18 September 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I’m really enjoying these “flat stock” projects. I think I’m going for a chair next. Thank you so much for the inspiration and instruction Paul and team.

  2. dpaul on 19 September 2019 at 1:32 am

    Might it have been better to bevel the rail prior to glue up?

  3. joeleonetti on 20 September 2019 at 4:42 am

    Thanks Paul. This is some of my favorite work to do on a project. I can see on this one, I will definitely need to mark with pencils where the various bevels and curves go so I don’t put them in the wrong place.

    I like the saw lines in the chair. It does however, make me want to do some scratch stock work to put them in just because I have enjoyed the few times I’ve done scratch work.

  4. Craig Medvecky on 2 October 2019 at 1:19 am

    Hi Paul, When you are sawing that bead with the jig and trying to go around the dogleg, could you have also used your “poor man’s beading tool that we used on the clock to start the bead? In that case it seems it would have followed the edge. I guess you would have needed to deepen it with the saw as we did in the clock, so perhaps that is why you just went straight for the saw? Just wondering out loud.

    • Izzy Berger on 4 October 2019 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Craig,

      Paul says:

      I just try to give alternatives as I go without clouding the issue of previous work.

      Kind Regards,

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