Desk Chair: Episode 7

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There are a couple of tricky slats to fit where the slats meet the back legs of the chair. In this episode, Paul walks you through that and then he fits the back slats in much the same way as the seat slats. Then, there are a couple of little tweaks and this flat-stock chair is complete. We think you will love this project and we hope you will go out, buy the wood and get started in building this wonderful chair!

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  1. tas on 2 October 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks Paul!

  2. Ray L on 3 October 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Mr. Paul, you are always informative.
    Had to look up meaning of “dead chuffed”.
    Agreed! I would be very happy/pleased should my chair turn out as fine as that.

    Was good to see how you compensated for the gap difference when fitting the last full seat slat.
    I might of tried trimming the slat but your solution speaks to the hand made nature of the chair.

    Thanks for another Wonderful project.

  3. southofnonorth on 5 October 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Lovely chair! Did I miss something at the end? Why didn’t the front legs need scribing as well?

  4. Ron McGee on 6 October 2019 at 6:42 am

    Just had a look at the new video system. I think it is a lot clearer and easier to watch .

  5. John Simpson on 25 November 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Such a great project with tonnes of little details and processes. This might be a daft questions but would there be a way of attaching the slats without screws? I just like the idea of using only wood to construct something strong and lasting.

    • Izzy Berger on 22 December 2020 at 9:20 am

      Hi John,

      I cannot think of one off hand because it is so impractical I suppose and don’t really want to put that degree of thought into something I wouldn’t do myself I’m afraid.


  6. michael kelton on 20 March 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Great!! Amazing, i am a 70 year old beginning woodworker, and love doing everything by hand.

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