Oak Mission Style Chair

Wood Selection

Milling Wood

Assembly

Sanding, Finish Application Final Product

 

Design

 

This is the first chair that I have designed and built. Cindy and I looked at a number of chairs online...liked some of the Mission stylings of this Stickley chair.

 

The chair's primary purpose will be its use at an oak rolltop desk...width limitation is 21 1/4 inches.

Secondarily, it will serve as a reserve dining chair when guests outnumber chairs at the table.

I looked at a number of images online...checked out SketchUp warehouse for some models...purchased a set of plans for a Mission dining chair.

I plan to use these plans to draw a detailed model in SketchUp. I will then alter that model to my taste.

I found some online videos helpful...

 

Paul Sellers, Woodworking Master Classes

Introducing Making a Dining Chair with Paul Sellers

Video Link

Johnny Brooke, Crafted Workshop

Mission Style Dining Chair _ How To Build Part 1 _ Arts and Crafts Style Woodworking

Video Link

 

Johnny Brooke, Crafted Workshop

Mission Style Dining Chair _ How To Build Part 2 _ Arts and Crafts Style Woodworking

Video Link

 

 

Johnny Brooke has a SketchUp model of his chairs...available free

Wood Selection

My brother-in-law, Rusty, delivered up some white oak to me. This wood was milled on a farm and stored in a barn many years ago. The wood is barn dry.

Boards were about 12 feet plus, 5 inch plus wide and 6/4 thick.

At the Benchmark table, Cindy and I cut them into 6 foot plus working blanks...

...and stored them to dry, it had rained the day they were delivered...

...then transported them into the shop.

As a test, I jointed a face and an edge of a cutoff...the boards seem very consistent and I hope to be able to find pieces that after milling are right at 1 1/2 inches thick to use for the legs.
   

 

 

 

Milling

 

 

 

Assembly

 

 

Sanding, Finish Application, Final Product

 

 

 

 

 

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