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Seat Construction #1

October 13th, 2010

It was relatively trivial to transfer that curvy line onto some scrap 2×8 to make a pattern. Getting the ΒΌ” ply to conform nicely was a little more challenging, but eventually the 3 layers were glued and clamped and left to settle for a few days. While that was happening I drew a template for the seat outline, including a pattern of holes to improve ventilation and reduce weight. That outline looks like this:

The ply did spring back a little when the clamps came off, but not enough to be a problem. After cutting I ended up with this:

It’s pretty comfortable. Next step – fill it full of holes.

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