The Staked Chair Project Begins
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Started on the staked chair project the other day: some pics from the shop:

   

   
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  Re: The Staked Chair Project Begins by Philip1231 (Started on the stake...)
Nice piece of wood for the seat - birch?
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  Re: RE: The Staked Chair Project Begins by Phil S. (Nice piece of wood f...)
Cherry: the only variety I use (unless I am building a bench).

(03-25-2020, 01:58 PM)Phil S. Wrote: Nice piece of wood for the seat - birch?
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  Re: The Staked Chair Project Begins by Philip1231 (Started on the stake...)
That cherry seat is going to look great. I made a set for my kitchen dinning area using curly sassafras for the seats and ash for the legs and red oak for the backs.
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  Re: RE: The Staked Chair Project Begins by Scoony (That cherry seat is ...)
This will be a single chair for my wife's sewing table. I had briefly considered using maple for the legs and spindles, but decided to go all cherry, maybe with some ebony accents. Of course, this could all end up as firewood, so stay tuned.


(03-25-2020, 07:35 PM)Scoony Wrote: That cherry seat is going to look great. I made a set for my kitchen dinning area using curly sassafras for the seats and ash for the legs and red oak for the backs.
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  Re: The Staked Chair Project Begins by Philip1231 (Started on the stake...)
My only concern with cherry for the legs is strength. When I tried my hand at windsor chairs, I used a piece of cherry for a spindle on the first attempt. I think I ran out of maple for that particular chair and grabbed a scrap of cherry from the scrap stack. That spindle snapped pretty easily and I ended up scraping the whole under carriage of that chair. Of course that piece of cherry probably had the wrong grain orientation, as it snapped rather readily.
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  Re: RE: The Staked Chair Project Begins by Scoony (My only concern with...)
The stock I am using is fairly straight grained and the legs will be fairly stout. The compressive and bending strength and stiffness of cherry is way below something like hickory, but its only modestly below oak and maple, so I am reasonably confident that it will be up to the task.

(03-26-2020, 07:56 AM)Scoony Wrote: My only concern with cherry for the legs is strength. When I tried my hand at windsor chairs, I used a piece of cherry for a spindle on the first attempt.  I think I ran out of maple for that particular chair and grabbed a scrap of cherry from the scrap stack. That spindle snapped pretty easily and I ended up scraping the whole under carriage of that chair.  Of course that piece of cherry probably had the wrong grain orientation, as it snapped rather readily.
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