furniture making

Gragg Chair Cut List

As a general rule I think of “cut lists” as further indication of the inexorable decline of Western Civilization.  Still, one of the participants for next August’s “Making A Gragg Chair” workshop at the barn has asked me for a list of parts for the chair.  Since he is not likely to be the only one with interest, here goes (these are all nominal sizes, the finished elements are somewhat smaller):

long serpentine (2 pcs) – 1-1/8″ wide x 1/2″ thick x 50″ long

arm (2 pcs)- 1-1/4″ wide x 1/2″ thick x 36″ long

rear leg (2 pcs)- 1-1/8″ wide x 1″ thick x 23″ long

curved seat/back splat (5 pcs) – 1″ wide x 3/4″ thick x 32″ long *

short seat slats (6 pcs) – 3/4″ wide x 1″ thick x 14″ long

Crest rail (1 pc) – 2-1/4″ wide x 2-1/4″ thick x 19″ long **

Rear seat rail (1 pc) – 3-1/2″ wide x 3-1/2″ thick x 19″ long **

Front seat rail (1 pc) – 4″ wide x 1-3/4″ thick x 22″ long **

front stretcher (1 pc) – 1-1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick x 21″ long

side and rear rungs (6 pcs) – 3/4″ oak dowel x 19″ long

*the center curved splat is widened by tapered glued elements at the top

** these are sculpted elements, not steam bent

Another thing I am working on is a set of full scale construction drawings for the students of the workshop.  If there is interest I could see about having them for sale in the Barn Store.  Stay tuned on that one.