Kitchen chair and foot stool

I got the plans from Etsy, therefore I cannot really share the files. Came out nicely. I improved the initial plans in a way that I placed some dowels that all pieces can be aligned properly. Look is nice, my wife LOVES!!! them, she fits exactly on them both.

While it is a great project for a lover of the open edges of plywood like me the items are quite heavy. And they are the right ones for woodworkers that find some relief with sanding, it needs a lot of it.

These pieces are made of baltic plywood. This material only comes in A/B or A/BB even. The bad B or BB-surface does not matter that much as the holes in the middle layers do in such a design. Before the sanding some filling needs to be done. Functionally ok and from afar, but cannot achieve really excellent surface. I never had that with Appleply (the only really excellent plywood source I know of in the US) so the next ones will be made from that. It has another price tag on it, but the delivery options are much better these days than they were some years ago.

And: the items are heavy. I mean very heavy. Not really what one expects from a rather mobile to be kitchen chair. But they appear very sturdy too, undestructable IMO.


The seat bottom and ottoman/table how did you curve the tops. Did you bend them or cut them out in profile and glue them together?

Without giving up your plans tell us how you built them please. Very nice looking chair. Are you going to make more for a full set or is this a one of.

The pieces are cut and glued together. This is a copy of the project:

gives an idea.
The dowel holes makes it easy to align during gluing. However still to get the surfaces smooth some hours of sanding were necessary. Then 4 layers of wipe on poly were applied, with very fine sand sponge. I never bent plywood. That needs equipment beyond my capbilities.

And that is a solitair for now. We have some very nice chairs and matching table in our 1968 kitchen, diner style, so we do not really need them. My wife uses it to relax and rarely for some sewing.


Nice work!

What about spacing the slats out, skipping every other one. This would cut the weight almost in half.


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and would quadruple or more the difficulty of keeping it clean.