Published at Tuesday, November 27th 2018. by Hester Preston in Armchair.
The idea that we settle on was to design and build a chair using only one sheet of plywood. I was hoping to use some nice furniture grade, birch plywood for this build, but it's really expensive here in the UK. So instead I settled on some Far Eastern hardwood 18 millimeter ply and I picked it up at my local timber merchants and I got them to rip the sheet lengthwise, roughly down the middle, just so that I could fit it into my van and also through my House and out to the workshop, if you're new to my channel, you may not know that practically everything I make is from salvaged materials.
This is one of the exceptions as well. I have a fair bit of salvaged plywood. I didn't have enough that matched that I could use for this project. Meanwhile, this video is focusing on the build itself. Full three-dimensional plans and a cut list will be available for this project via my patron page in case. Anyone watching wants to have a go at building one of these chairs for themselves. I start by making the two rectangles that form the arms of the chair before I can make any cuts at the table saw I first needed to cut the plywood down, even more, to get the pieces to a size that I could manage within my small workshop.
So I used my circular saw to make some rough cuts, which were slightly oversized and then I could use my panel sled at the table saw to cut the pieces accurately to the lengths I needed. Then I set my table, saw fence and ripped the pieces to a width based on the measurements. From my drawing so now I had eight pieces in total two longer and two shorter pieces for each of the two rectangles. I decided to just use wood glue and screws for what would be the bottom of each arm assembly as these screws wouldn't be visible. On the bottom of the chair, after marking up positions for the screws, I added the glue and used a speed square to keep the corners at 90 degrees.
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