|What petite joints the funeral chair has.|
The delicacy of the glue-up is not as obvious as the importance. Relative to their size, the leg to stretcher joints must be incredibly strong. Given the open assembly of the chairs, the joints are not only subject to normal weight stresses, they are also subject to major racking forces when the sitter's weight is shifted within the chair. In order to provide the strongest joints I could, I went for both a big glue surface and a strong glue.
|The rear legs and stretchers are ready for glue up.|
Between the Dominoes and Gorilla Wood Glue, the only tricky part was to ensure that I glued up the chairs in the correct order. After nearly gluing two (2) legs together without the seat between them, I did manage to follow the right steps for glue up. For those who are interested, those steps are:
- Glue the respective stretchers to one of the back legs and one of the front legs.
- Place the seat on the back legs with the stretchers and glue on the second leg, trapping the seat.
- Place the seat/back leg assembly on the front leg with stretchers and glue on the second leg, trapping the seat/leg assembly.
|Through all the steps, remain focused on the glue up.|