Today i want to share how i do trim for my builds. Everyone has their own technique that works. You have to find what works best for you. I’m just going to share my technique its simple and it works for me. When I first started to do trim it was alot of trial and […]
Hello Everyone !!!
Sorry for the long delay in posts, Fall has arrive with vengeance. Our weather went from sunny and warm to cold with wind and rain. 🙁 But that’s not stopping my latest build commission.
A client that saw me at the local Tale-gate market this summer came to me with a request of duplicating a deck chair of their’s. They called it a Pacific Chair and I now know why after I’ve built a coupe. Not even the Pacific Winds will blow this chair away !!
I’ll be adding my build details soon. With some tips that I’ve worked out with keeping the legs flush while assembling. No more wobble, wobble 🙂
The first thing to do in any new project is to get your measurements. This chair is no different except the client had a chair they would like to have copied. The original was made from 2x4s and 1x4s.
So it was important to get accurate measurements of the chair. Height, width, depth. From reading and studying other builders in diy i`ve learned that the key to a successful build is to make the front or back of your project first.
With this chair i took the measurements of the front and back. Then the measurements of the cross beams on these two. The two cross pieces
The first was at the base of the two legs. I simply used the width of the 2×4 to set the height for the first cross piece. which was actually 3.5 inches.
the second cross piece was set at 14 inches from the bottom. This was to be the seat height. ( This can be custom for your individual needs.)
I attached the cross pieces to the legs using the Kreg Jig.
As this next picture shows I`ve used 3 2×4`s to attach the front to the back of the chair. This sets the depth of the chair, which again can be customized for your own requirements. In my build i used 2 feet. for the depth and width of the chair. The sides are easy to install, simply make it flush with the other side. So the left and right side stringers are parallel and flush with both front and back of the chair.
The middle stringer is set in the exact middle using the inner distance from the sides. And just Kreg Jig this into place. Now you have the basic chair frame set up.