These Arts and Crafts side chairs are based on an original by Kevin Rodel. Fine Woodworking magazine published plans in Issue #190. I modified the original design, adding rake to the rear legs and widening the curved splat.
Chairs present a number of interesting challenges. For one thing, they have to stand up to all of the shifting around people do when seated. For another, they must be comfortable to sit in. Besides all of that, they have to look good.
These Arts and Crafts side chairs are a great starting point for designing a chair to complement your existing decor or build a look around in your kitchen or dining room. Comfortable enough for use at a desk, the traditional construction will ensure that they last for many years of sharing meals with friends and family.
The finish shown illustrates just how adaptable the design is; it represents a departure from customary Arts and Crafts finishes, but works with the spare form and minimal adornment of the chairs.
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