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xx   CHAIR

Oak armchair features a deeply-sculpted contoured wooden seat and back splats which conform to the shape of the human body. The seat-to-leg joint is a wrap-around dado joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 43

Rustic, split-grain side chair to make with hand tools. General guidelines for selecting a log, making chair parts from green wood, joinery and assembly.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 52

Photo shows how to make a classic oak side chair from oak-veneered plywood with suede vinyl covers for the seat and back cushions. Est. cost: $38.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 46

How to build a dining room full of furniture from 3 sheets of plywood. Pieces include shelves, a platform sofa, a table and four seating units. Pieces are slotted for slip-together assembly.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 88

Pennsylvania Dutch side chair built from pine. Solid back is topped with a circular cutout. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 55, 64

Contemporary desk or side chair. Padded, canvas-covered seat and back cushion has hardboard insert. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 61, 74

Scandinavian side chair. Shaped back and front legs. Back goes all the way to the floor to make back legs. All joints are doweled. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 88, 160

Sitting well. How to select dining chairs for comfort, compatibility and durability.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1989 (v.67#4) pg. 64

From tree to chair. Back-to-basics furniture building. Make a simple four-leg chair with a sisal rope seat starting with a small ash tree.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2002 (v.25#9) pg. 16

Build a traditional maple dining chair with a caned seat. Utilizes a lot of mortise and tenon joints and dowels. Est. cost: $30 plus caning ($25).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1982 (v.5#7) pg. 24
Correction CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1982 (v.5#11) pg. 6

How to refinish and reupholster dining chairs and side chairs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #159 Dec 1974 (v.24#10) pg. 36

Simple side chair built using Selbermachen dowel system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 12

Shaker chairs with woven-tape seats are made from dowels. Two styles shown (sidechair and counter height).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 64

How to finish Chippendale side-chair reproductions made from Honduras mahogany, in order to duplicate the soft luster of the original.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 28

Tip shows the proper grain direction and method of attaching the crest rail for a Queen Anne dining chair.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 30

An elegant all-wood dining-room chair features a gracefully-curved "A-shaped" leg design and kerf-bent seat.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 35

Tips on modifying the pattern for Queen Anne side chairs to convert them to armchairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 12

Production chairmaking. Jigs and loose tenons simplify angled joinery.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 40
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 6

The three-slat wooden chair. Correct curves are the key to comfort and durability of this four-legged dining chair with mortise-and-tenon construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 78

Building a Stickley style (Arts-and-Crafts style) dining chair.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 42

Going Gothic. Part 2. Side chairs and arm chairs which feature inverted Gothic-arch styling for the legs and mortise-and-tenon joinery. Designed to accompany the dining table featured in issue #2.
FURNITURE #3 1993 pg. 58

Modern side chairs with simple wood frame and with back and seat of vinylite cord.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1965 (v.34#1) pg. 50

Lightweight side chair features strong joinery. (1) Locking tenons and a hidden dovetail in the crest rail joint. (2) Locking tenons in the chair leg.
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 84

What makes a chair stand up to abuse? A look at the few critical joints which will keep a dining chair sturdy for decades.
HOME FURNITURE #11 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 36

Space-saving dinette. Round table has six 3-legged pie-slice shaped chairs that all fit beneath the table. Table top is 42" in diameter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #518 Jul 1971 (v.67) pg. 65

Modern style circular dining table and matching chairs. Table is 48" in diameter. Chairs feature woven seats. Build from birch hardwood. Est. cost: $100.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #564 May 1975 (v.71) pg. 52

Durable dining chair incorporates lap joints and a truss framework to make it exceptionally sturdy. Standard chair can be modified with the addition of arms and rockers. Est. cost: $2.50 to $8.00, depending on the type of wood used.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #100 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 122

Build a Chippendale-inspired dining room chair. Decorative back requires scroll-saw work and wood carving.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1986 (v.163#8) pg. 84

Tastefully appointed mahogany dining chair features a modified cabriole leg and a padded seat. Overall dimensions: 17" wide, 17" deep, 35" high. Build it using only portable power tools and specially designed jigs for repetitive tasks. Complete instructions for a matching dining table and sideboard are also included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1987 (v.164#11) pg. 126

Curly maple side chair. Designed to celebrate the 90th anniversary of this magazine, it reflects the Arts-and-Crafts or Mission furniture style of 1902.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1992 (v.169#7) pg. 55

Contemporary-styled dining table and stackable cube-shaped chairs. Called the "I-Table and I-Cubes". Designed by Ken Isaacs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1969 (v.195#4) pg. 162

Dining chair features a wooden seat, four round tapered legs attached to the seat with through mortises and wedges, and 10 long lathe-turned spindles in the back.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 66

Southwestern high-back chair features spiral spindles in the back and a sunburst motif in the top rail.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #67 Jul 1992 (v.12#1) pg. 37, Insert

German peasant all-wood chair features octagonal tapered legs and a Celtic knot design cut into the back.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #105 Nov 1998 (v.18#5) pg. 26, Insert

Solid oak dining chair features padded seat and back. A companion piece to the oak dining table which appeared in Feb. 1986 issue.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 40

Mission-style oak dining table and chairs. Part 2. The chairs which feature slat backs and padded seats.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 72

A contemporary upright (dining) chair of oak features "flashy" joints in the form of visible through-tenons which are pinned with wedges of contrasting wood.
WOODSMITH #15 May 1981 pg. 8
Added Info WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 19

Ladder-back dining chair. Curved back legs and curved slats are cut on the band saw and router table. Legs are joined with mortise and tenon joinery. Seats are plywood covered with foam and fabric.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 12, 18, 19

Formal dining chair features curved back legs, matching curved vertical slats, and an upholstered seat.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 20
Correction WOODSMITH #65 Oct 1989 pg. 3

Build a Queen Anne side chair. This original design features typical 18th century features (vase-shaped splat, pad feet, and tall, slender back).
WOODWORK #9 Spring 1991 pg. 37

Dining chairs in solid oak. Upholstered seats, spindles in the back, and graceful, tapered legs are design features of this traditional dining chair.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 166

Dimensions for a robust, straight-back dining-chair (circa 1913) with a gilded cane back and seat.
WOODWORKER #1085 Apr 1984 (v.88) pg. 216

Edwardian excellence. Full instructions for making a dining-chair popular during the reign of Edward VII.
WOODWORKER #1094 Jan 1985 (v.89) pg. 28

Tips on joints used to secure the seat-rails of a high-backed dining chair to the back legs and front legs.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 187

Modern dining furniture (table, chair, buffet) in the Italian style for the "do-it-yourselfer". Excerpted from the book "DIY Designer Furniture".
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 556

The ideas and techniques behind the "TAPA pack" concept of building dining chairs. The same basic chair construction can be adapted to four styles: (1) Fanned back splats and a sculpted wooden seat. (2) Shaped wooden splats and an upholstered seat. (3) Upholstered back and seat. (4) Caned back and seat.
WOODWORKER #1116 Nov 1986 (v.90#11) pg. 962

Detailed drawings for an 18th-century Hepplewhite upholstered dining chair.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 404

Traditional dining chair (back stool) features a wooden frame with square tapered front legs and a drop-in upholstered seat.
WOODWORKER May 1990 (v.94#5) pg. 432

Dining chair constructed of sycamore using joints reinforced with dowels. The back features a music score as a decorative element. The seat is caned with pre-woven material.
WOODWORKER Feb 1991 (v.95#2) pg. 140

Form and function. Designing and constructing dining chairs that appeal in style, comfort and proportion. Design influences include Rietveld, Mackintosh, and Gimson.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 620

Chair design. Part 1. Looking for robustness, comfort and elegance when designing a dining chair.
WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 832

Chair design. Part 2. Construction details.
WOODWORKER Sep 1991 (v.95#9) pg. 936

Chair design. Part 3. Using a tenoning jig to solve a construction problem involving angled joints.
WOODWORKER Oct 1991 (v.95#10) pg. 1014

Strong country-style chairs, of an original design, with free-flowing lines and a hoop-shaped back. Requires extensive bending and laminating. Designed to accompany the round dining table featured in November 1991.
WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 26

The Melbourne chair. A wooden side chair assembled from rectangular laminated slats is sculpted into pleasing curves using the Arbortech Woodcarver (a powered carving tool).
WOODWORKER Sep 1992 (v.96#9) pg. 36

Simple side chair. An angular chair made from ash features a back and seat joined using two large dovetails.
WOODWORKER Nov 1993 (v.97#11) pg. 51

Reproduction of an 18th century chair found in the hall of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers. The wooden back features a shallow oval panel with a representation of the Fishmongers' coat of arms and decorative fan carving.
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 39

Church pew chair features a rack underneath for prayer books, laminated curved slats in the back, upholstered seat, and ash construction.
WOODWORKER Mar 1995 (v.99#3) pg. 30

Shaker slat-back side chair with a worsted-tape woven seat. Reproduction of a New Lebanon (NY) chair (circa 1830).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 26

A cherry dining-room set. Part 3. Contemporary dining chair with slatted backs and upholstered seats.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 38

Arts and Crafts styled dining room chairs. This Gustav Stickley inspired set of chairs include quartersawn oak, housed tenons, pyramid plugs, leather upholstery, and optional arms.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 28, Insert

Shaker design dining chair features a low slat back and tape-woven seat.
WOODWORKING #21 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 30

A folding dining chair. The hinged seat folds up toward the back and the hinged side rails (with front legs still attached) then fold to the back.
WOODWORKING TODAY #29 Mar 1992 pg. 54

Inspired by the land of the Pharaohs. Unusual dining table and chairs. Part 1. Side chairs.
WOODWORKING TODAY #33 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 22

Armchair (carver) and side chair to accompany the Sheraton dining table featured in issue 27. Construction involves using a router and radial arm saw. Several jigs are included.
WOODWORKING TODAY #34 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 50

Duncan Phyfe side chair (ca. 1810) is replica of original at Detroit Institute of Arts. Will require use of band, scroll or jig saw, a router or shaper and a lathe.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 30

Small antique-style side chair with circular caned seat.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1972 (v.28#5) pg. 42

How to build a Queen Anne chair. Circular back and seat are upholstered in diamond tufts with buttons. A wooden rose crest is carved for the top of the back. Features cabriole legs.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 36

How to build dining chairs, part of a complete set of dining room furniture with Sheraton styling. The front legs are tapered and fluted and the chair backs are caned. Chair seats are upholstered. Sideboard and dining table are featured in other articles in this same issue.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 48

The magic of Duncan Phyfe. Drawings for constructing a reproduction of a side chair, circa 1810. Based on an original in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 14

Measured drawing for a Queen Anne side chair (circa 1702-1714) which is on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, England).
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 131

Pattern for a Georgian side chair (circa 1750) is taken from the original in the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, England).
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 64

Exquisite table, side chair and host chair are in the "style of Hepplewhite." From the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO). Table consists of two separate units, known as "banquet ends".
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 10

Chippendale style side chair from England (circa 1850). Features graceful cabriole legs and intricate pierced and carved splat.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 16

Pine dining set has subtle country charm. 48" diameter table disassembles into 6 pieces for moving. Chairs are assembled from several lathe-turned spindles and feature woven rush seats. Hutch consists of a buffet base featuring 6 legs, 3 drawers, scalloped stretcher, etc. Overall dimensions: 70" long, 13" wide, 37" tall. This is topped by a three shelf open display cabinet for dishes. Overall dimensions: 67" long, 42" tall, 9" deep. A wall-hung mirror in a decorative frame completes the set.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 2
Correction WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 27
Correction WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 36

Shaker-style dining set. Part 2. Slat-back chairs feature dowel legs and tape-woven seats.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1990 (v.46#3) pg. 22

Carve a chair. Using a mini angle grinder, equipped with a special Woodcarver blade, to shape the Melbourne slatted side chair. The chair blank consists of a laminated array of wooden rectangles.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1991 (v.47#4) pg. 37

Dining set. Part 2. Dining chairs that complement the extension dining table. Includes instructions for making templates to speed fabrication of the chairs.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1996 (v.52#6) pg. 42