Jackie Copeland Armchair September 01st, 2018 - 21:46:47
The most remarkable antique armchair is a treasure to be found especially if it is in excellent condition and maintains its original magnificent appeal. Purchasing an antique armchair requires a serious decision-making task. They are a challenge to combine with your contemporary furniture pieces and they cost more than most of the new designs that are available today. You have to be an excellent scavenger and must have a keen and adoring eye for the beauty possessed by the old and the classical. An antique armchair hunt is fun and exciting, especially after you have found the one that you want. Preferably you want to find the chair that is most suitable for your home with a size that is proportionate to the rest of your furniture pieces and harmonizes well with the design theme of your living room or bedroom. If you have the time and resources, it would be a fascinating experience for you to explore furniture stores and antique shops for the perfect armchair for your home. There are also a myriad of antique armchairs made from different eras with varying styles and designs that you can find on the internet. You will need to combine patience, resourcefulness and enthusiasm for the exciting search. When you find the chair you are looking for though, and carefully place it in your own home, it hunt will be worth it.
Now mark and cut out the slots which house the back panel. These are 165mm long, 13mm wide, and run at an angel of 82° to the top edges of the side panels. Use the methods detailed above to mark and cut them accurately.
From where I'm sitting, using it as a summer dining area seems unnecessary. Your summer dining area will be your garden or patio if you have the space, and if the weather is good enough, so why would you need what is effectively a tertiary dining area?
First tale the two side panels and cut out the angled rear edge. To do this accurately, mark a line 25mm from the rear edge, then draw a line diagonally from opposite corners. Provided your two side panels match exactly in size, you can clamp them together and cut along the diagonal line to give a matching pair.
Wood is used for the basic frame. Pine or some other softwood is suitable, but a satisfactory and cheaper alternative is 16mm plywood. As with most manufactured materials, there are different grades of plywood and you should choose a high quality type, such as Finnish birch, which takes a very good painted finish on both surfaces.
If you trawl through the enormous array of different styles that the various manufacturers, you may notice that most armchairs seem to lack in originality. The problem with many designers is they seem to forget people have to sit in the chairs and it's the act of sitting that inspires the design of the chair... not the other way around. Furthermore, the armchair is designed to be sat in with comfort in mind: where backs, buttocks and arms should be supported ergonomically to take the pressure off the muscles across the shoulders and lower neck.
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