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26/06/17

Manual for making a chair

Select, among various types of wood, the one you like the most for the shape and color:
Birch - Maple - Boxwood - Mahogany –
Chestnut - Cedar - Cherry - Poplar –
Ebony - Oak - Beech - Walnut
Olive - Elm - Pine - Oak - Teak –
Etc.

Remember that the essentials of a chair are:
Seat - Stile - Front legs – 
Rear legs – Rail/Apron – 
Backrest - Stretcher.
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Although you can add the decorative fantasies you like the most:
Backrest base - Arms - Shell – 
Curtain - Foliage - Acanthus leaf – 
Palm tree - Motif - Bouquet - Scrolls – 
etc.

Get the tools you think you'll need:
Adze – Brace - Brush - Chisel – 
Glue - Blade - Screwdriver – 
Chisel - Mortise - Gouge - Sandpaper – 
Hammer - Hand saw – Lathe – 
Screws – Etc.

Look for a model from the past or present that you like, or be original and invent it, and get to work.  If you can find a new version of the seat furniture, you will go down in history, but do not forget that the chair is not a sculpture, but a form that must fulfill a function.  

 
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