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This dining chair was built with the Kreg pocket jig.

With These Wood Working Project Plans, You Can Build Your Own Dining Chairs.

Difficulty Rating: Advanced.

With the curved back legs, the shaped back top, and the shaped front legs, this project is definitely for an advanced woodworker!

One sentence from the first page of the instructions would send most of us running to another pocket hole project, "Since many of the parts are irregularly shaped, sanding too much or too little can subtly change critical dimensions."

Types of Pocket Hole Joinery Used:

  • edge joining;
  • leg and rail joinery;
  • angled joints:
  • right angle joints;
  • T-joints;and
  • L-joints.

Power Tools Required:
  • table saw:
  • router:
  • grinder; and
  • band saw.
You will also need a wide selection of clamps to assemble your pieces, so that your chair will sit straight. Without precise assembly, you could end up with one of those irksome "rocking" chairs.

Materials Needed:

Most of the chair is made from 3/4 inch thick maple. For the front legs, though, the plans calls for "furniture squares", otherwise known as "turning squares. The top back of the chair is made from 5/4 inch maple.

Pocket Hole Screws Used:

This chair is constructed of maple, so you would need to use the fine thread pocket hole screws. This plan call for 2 sizes of the Kreg screws: 1 1/4 inch and 1 1/2 inch.

The plan also calls for 50 maple pocket hole plugs to hide the visible pocket holes, as well as, 20 3/8" maple hole plugs. These are used to cover the regular wood screws where the back slats are attached to the top of the chair back.

# of Instruction Pages: 16

Our Recommendation:

Put away these wood working project plans until you have years of experience, and a well equipped wood shop.


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