with Jeff Miller
This Chippendale-style Chair has a classic yet simple elegance that fits in well with a wide range of other styles. It's a project you'll want to show off, and building one will greatly increase your capabilities as a woodworker. Carefully worked out methods make this chair an accessible — but still challenging – hand tool project.
Jeff Miller is a furniture designer, craftsman, teacher, and author of woodworking books and articles. His award-winning furniture has been featured in galleries and shows nationwide, and is included in the Decorative Arts Collection of the Chicago History Museum. Learn more about Jeff's furniture and his Chicago-based workshops on his website: www.furnituremaking.com.
1. What Makes it Chippendale
2. Working with Patterns
3. Joinery Overview
4. Mortising Technique
5. Front Leg Mortises
6. Shaping the Side Rails
7. Lay Out Side Rail Tenons
8. Fitting the Leg and Rail Joints
9. The Crest Rail Mortises
10. Tenons for the Crest Rail
11. Angled Mortise for Backsplat
12. The Backsplat and Saddle
13. Shaping the Crest Rail and Backsplat
14. The Stretchers
15. Stretcher Joints for the Back Legs
16. Rabbeting the Rails and Leg Tops
17. The Corner Blocks and Slip Seat
200 minutes. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2019.
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