I was going to make 4 chairs and a table for our patio. But this one chair took so long to build, I have decided to leave it as one of a kind - no set this year. It's made of cypress. I resawed the wood down to about 3/16" and dry bent it around a form, laminated and glued it up and it did pretty good. The time consuming part was making mortises on the curved surfaces. I love my power tools, but the only way to mortise a curved piece into a curved piece is by hand. I ended up doing through mortises and putting a spline in the tenons. It turned out to be a lot of work to get the angles right on the mortises - I managed to get both sides about right, but I am not sure I could get three more chairs to match! So, this will be a set of one.
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