Baby steps toward chair making 

Working through some of the projects and ideas in the new book by Chris Schwarz. Here are a pair of saw-benches made using the tapered tenon staked joinery method he describes. It worked very well, I think. And I’m more in love with these pieces than I expected. 


The seat is yellow pine and the legs are ash. The seats were finished in Danish oil, and the legs finished in a neutral wax. Hide glue and a wedge for the joinery. The bottom picture shows the second stool/bench prior to applying the finish. FYI, the angle of my photo distorts the apparent degree of splay on the second bench. 

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Baby steps toward chair making 

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