Greetings to all homemade products lovers, especially furniture … Today I will present to your attention one author's project, this is a small chair (armchair) with a leather seat and backrest in the Spanish style, at least that's how the author positions it. According to the author, such chairs appeared in 1958 and were made from solid oak and saddle leather. For the manufacture of his project, the author used 12 and 7 mm thick plywood and ordinary rough leather. The author also claims that the chair turned out to be comfortable, as far as this is true, it will be possible to find out only after hand-made production. In my opinion, the design looks interesting and original, but this is just my opinion, and how it really is, judge for yourself. Well, I'll probably start.
As I mentioned above, for the manufacture the author used plywood and leather, in addition to this, he needed wood glue and confirmations from materials. As for the tool, here the author has a set of good equipment at his disposal: a CNC milling machine, a table saw, a planer and a set of clamps.
Before proceeding with the manufacture, the author developed a detailed design of the structure on a computer. Simulated the assembled chair frame, calculating all dimensions. Then he made drawings and printed templates. The dimensions of the structure are as follows (approximately): height (from the floor to the top of the back) 70 cm, the seat is 35 cm from the ground, the width of the chair is 62 cm, the legs are 86 mm thick and 36 mm thick.
The author began manufacturing with the preparation of parts for the front legs. They will be glued from several pieces of plywood. First, the author cut the required number of planks – 12 pieces of 12 mm plywood (base) and 4 of 7 mm plywood (outer planks). The author glued parts made of plywood 12 mm thick by 2. Until the glue was completely dry, the author fixed the blocks with clamps.
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Now you need to assemble the legs from the prepared blocks with the necessary grooves for the crossbars. Let me explain a little here, each leg will consist of three blocks. The author cut the central block into two parts, he glued these blanks to the block, which will be on the outside. In the block, which will be on the inside, the author made grooves (by drilling) for the crossbar. Then he glued all the prepared parts. Immediately drilled holes for confirmations.
At this stage, the author has made the rear legs. The principle of production is the same as for the front ones. Cut out 12 pieces from plywood with a thickness of 12 mm according to a template. Glued six blocks of them (two parts each). Three sides for each leg. Unlike the front knives, the author cut the middle block into three parts, since in addition to the groove for the side bar, you also need a groove for the armrest.
Now the author has assembled the finished rear legs from the prepared parts. The assembly principle is the same as for the front ones. An external block is taken, the parts of the central one are glued to it (so that there are gaps) and then, last of all, the internal block is glued, in which the grooves have already been made. At the end, holes are drilled for confirmations.
And so, the legs are ready, now we turn to the manufacture of armrests. The author made them in three layers. First, I sawed six rectangular blanks. Then he gave them the necessary shape. In two slats, they will be lower, the author cut out the front legs with an electric jigsaw, then glued two armrest blocks from all the blanks.
At this stage, the author has made the side bars. They are also of three layers. And assembled according to the principle of legs. The only difference is that the middle “interlayer” is made of plywood with a thickness of 12 mm, and the outer ones are made of plywood with a thickness of 7 mm. The assembly principle is exactly the same as that of the legs, so I think it makes no sense to describe it.
After the side bars, the author made a set of front and rear bars. The set consists of three parts: one wide and curly front crossbar and two narrow (with right angles) rear crossbars. The principle of preparation and assembly of parts is the same as for the previous side bars. They also consist of three layers, plywood 12 mm thick is used in the center, and 7 mm thick on the sides.
Almost everything is ready. And if so, you can start assembling. Gradually, step by step, the author assembled the frame of the chair. To join the parts, the author used a rubber mallet so as not to spoil the surface of the plywood parts. When the frame was assembled, the author tested it with his weight, the structure, in his words, turned out to be quite strong, though a little low.
At this stage, the author has carved out a back detail from the leather. Since the leather is soft, the author glued it in two layers, then cut out a workpiece with a size of 1200×300 mm and only then cut out a part of the required shape from it.
To secure the seat and backrest to the frame, the author made straps and loops. Then, in the right places, I sewed the parts of the seat and backrest so that they could be fixed on the frame. For stitching, the author used a light blue waxed thread. Then the author sewed the straps and straps to the details of the back. I made belts for attaching the seat from below, sewed them on and finally assembled the chair.
That's all. Thank you all for your attention, good luck and see you next time visiting Samodelkin !!!