|Chair is done.|
Here are a few pics of the last part of the build. The first is of the wedged leg from the top of the seat. I wound up reaming the holes quite a bit larger than the 5/8" which is usual. I did this because I felt it made for a stronger joint, which I think was necessary due to the extreme splay and rake of the legs.
|Fumed oak leg with an elm wedge in the elm seat.|
|Small chamfer on the feet.|
Here is a pic of the chair while dry-fitting the back. This was the first time I got to see the whole chair together in one piece. All that was left from this point was to figure out how to permanently attach it. I decided to wedge everything.
|Dry fit of the back.|
|Shortly before being driven into the mortise. I did actually trim this wedge a little shorter right after this photo.|
|Imagine glue everywhere.|
|Through mortises for the sticks in the seat.|
|The finished chair.|