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A Gothic Chair: Making Progress On My Camp Chair!

Have a seat, pull up a chair … my chair! I now have a gothic chair that breaks down for flat transport and goes together with just bits of wood (tenon keys). After deliberating for a while over what to do about the 12 mortice holes and how I was going to make them, I finally came up with a solution … the Dremel TrioTool. I LOVE this tool, It does everything necessary to make these woodworking projects — cuts, routs, and sands. You can even do a nice rounded edge for decoration. If you’re thinking about doing some projects and aren’t sure what tools to get, get the Dremel TrioTool — it only cost me $89 by using a 10% discount coupon from the post office (normally $99).

Anyway, enough about power tools … here’s the chair so far:

My Unfinished Gothic Chair


Side view of the chair

A closer view of the quatrefoil in the chair back

Me sitting in my new chair ... it works!

Things left to do:

  • Cut out quatrefoils in the sides of the chairs.
  • Make armrests
  • Make better tenon keys from oak
  • Sand everything
  • Stain it

But all in all, not bad for a day’s work! I spent a couple of hours yesterday, plus about five hours today.

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One Comments to “A Gothic Chair: Making Progress On My Camp Chair!”

  1. Great project! I love how the chair looks.You are one crafty lady!
    As I have joined a Guilde that travels to appear at faires, I’ll be needing a non modern chair for events. I hate the idea of a folding camp chair w/a throw over it.
    Can you lead me to the directions for making a chair such as this?
    Thanks ever so much,

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