Hall Chair Plan
PLATE XIII. The arm-chair shown in this plan, although simple in its construction, furnishes a fair test of skill on the part of the amateur joiner. It is a piece of furniture that will repay the time and labour expended on its fabrication. A detailed description of its several parts is unnecessary, for every part is clearly shown, and ail the jointing indicated by dotted lines.
Enlarged drawings of the turned portions of the arm and back are given in Figs. 3 and 4. The lower part of Fig. 3 is a section through the horizontal side-rail, showing the insertion of the seat, and the manner in which it is fixed to the rail by sunk screws, covered by ebony or rosewood studs, as shown in Fig. i, in which the studs are rendered in the-form of black dots.
Fig. i is a complete side view of the chair; Fig. 2 is a complete front view; Fig. 5 is one of the arms, as seen from above, which is slightly checked into the sloping back-piece, to which it is screwed and studded, as indicated by the dotted lines; and Fig. 6 shows the seat let into the bottom rail of the back. The seat is shown solid for the reception of a cushion.
The most suitable wood for such a chair is oak, and preferably English oak. Ordinary American oak, nicely stained, will be quite satisfactory. A combination of wainscot oak and teak (the latter being used for the triangular, pierced panels and the small cusped pieces between the turned standards) will be very pleasing and effective. Walnut or Spanish mahogany can be used instead of teak if more convenient.
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