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Assembly

parts matched into chairs  

We cut out 8–12 chairs at a time. When the parts are ready to assemble, we spread them out and match them into chairs.

matched cgair parts stored in racks until assembly  

The parts are numbered and stored in a rack until we put them together for patrons or for inventory.

legs are notched into the seat  

The legs are notched into the seat.  We glue and screw them in place.

splats are driven into their mortises in the seat  

We drive the splats into their mortises in the seat.

crests are attached to back legs  

Crests are doweled, glued, and screwed into the back legs.

checking that the splats are aligned  

We check the splats to be sure they are aligned.

Putting the arms on is tricky and satisfying.  As we push the arm down on the front leg tenon, the shoulders of the arm tenon and the backleg mortise meet and squeeze out a bead of glue that says, "Fit!."

putting the arm ona satisfying fit
the front leg passes through the arm and is wedged  

The front leg passes through the arm and is wedged.

rockers glued on chair legs  

The rockers are glued on the chairs a day later.

the front leg passes through the rocker and is wedged  

The front leg passes through the rocker and is wedged.


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