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danst96

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I would like in the future (later this year) make my own dining room chairs. I would like to get a curved back rest and then potentially a curved profile on the seat part to make it comfy (if I dont go down an upholstered route). The one part i am unsure is how is the best/quickest/easiest way to get a curved back rest like the chair below?
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likewise, what is the best way to achieve the profile for the seat bottom like the below?
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Done by hand in a workshop you have, I suppose, two options, expensively, carve it out of the solid....or, build the shape out of laminated strips glued up on a former.
The seat could be saddled from strips of solid stock in the normal way, as would be done with a windsor seat but with suitable loose or lightly glued spacers that are removed at completion.
 

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Strips of laminate always leave you with the edges, which are undesirable in 90% of situations.
As luck would have it a method of bending solid in the domestic oven by Matthias Wandel popped up on my YT the other week.

See if I can find it for you.
Here you go.. :D

I'll hazard a guess you dont have a panto router thingy, but cutting by hand shouldnt present any problems. I'd add the wedge all the same.
 

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Ill give that a watcher later on after work, thanks Triton. I am wondering whether it will be biting off more than I can chew because ultimately i will need around 16-18 chairs so maybe i will just make one and see how that goes and see if it is manageable and how long each one will take.
 

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Same channel has the designs for making the one he's using(+ his own design), and he sells them via his website. I've watched the vid and it all seems straight forward skill wise.
 
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