This book is one of the series of handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Co. Like the magazine, these books are "written so you can understand it," and are intended to furnish information on mechanical subjects at a price within the reach of all.
nery. There will be plenty to do to cut and fit all the different parts. Order the pieces mill-planed and sandpapered to the sizes specified below.
Plain sawed red oak takes a mission finish nicely and is appropriate. Some people like quartered white oak better, however. The cost is about the same.
The stock for the chair is as follows: Widths and thicknesses are specified exact except for the rear posts and the rockers; but to the lengths enough surplus stock has been added to allow for squaring the ends.
2 front posts, 1-5/8 by 2-1/4 by 22-1/2 in., S-4-S. 2 back posts, 1-5/8 by 11 by 40 in., S-2-S. 1 front horizontal, 3/4 by 3-1/2 by 22 in., S-4-S. 1 back horizontal, 3/4 by 3-1/2 by 20 in., S-4-S. 2 back horizontals, 3/4 by 3-1/2 by 20 in., S-4-S. 2 side horizontals, 3/4 by 3-1/2 by 20 in., S-4-S. 2 back slats, 5/16 by 3-1/2 by 20 in., S-4-S. 2 arms, 1 by 4-1/2 by 25 in., S-2-S. 1 rocker, 2-1/4 by 6 by 33 in., S-2-S. 5 bottom slats, 3/4 by 2-1/2 by 19-1/2 in., S-4-S.
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