Published at Tuesday, 28 August 2018. Ottoman Chair. By Inez Sheppard.
This chair design allows for a storage compartment under the seat. The bottom can be made from a lightweight panel and cut to fit the opening perfectly. I chose to attach it with metal L brackets, rather than first strips to maximize the storage space rather than drilling a thumb-sized hole to use to lift the seat to access the storage, I decided to use a screw and a simple loop of twine as a quick pull if I change my mind in the future, I can always add a hole later. I hear it is significantly harder to remove a hole. The spacing in between the slats leaves the storage open for all sorts of creepy crawlers.
The off cuts were getting trapped between the blade and the fence, so I removed the fence and glued a stopper on the end of my miter fence to get a consistent cut with a shop made tapering jig, I cut a 13 degree angle from the center of The rear leg to the end of the board to ankle the backrest. This same angle is cut on the front legs to add a little style and consistency of form. I started the assembly by taking three long slats and two legs. I used a few quarter inch spacers between the slats to create a consistent, spacing the front and rear legs should be perpendicular to the slats, with their edges. Flush with the miter on the slats.
So I set them aside for now. In total I have 2 rear legs, 2 front legs, 6 long, slats and nine short slats. The slots around the chair base will be mitered at 45 degrees on their ends. With my miter gauge and a fence mounted stop block. I made a cut that had a fair amount of tear out to reduce, tear out and mounted a miter gauge fence to support the work piece as it is cut.
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