Sawbuck Chair

Cuthriell

Cuthriell
User
Has anyone veer built a copy of a Wenger sawbuck chair? I'd love to see some dimensions and pictures of the joints.
 

Jeff

Jeff
Corporate Member
I guess there were two styles: dining and lounge chair.




Angled mortise & tenon joints I think.
 
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Jeff

Jeff
Corporate Member
I haven't found many specifics about making the "sawbuck" chairs. Here's a short video of the D28 lounge chair. The arm to leg joint looks like a saddle joint with a Sam Maloof appearance.

 

Roy G

Roy
Senior User
Over on Woodcentral, Derek Cohen had made a Wegner chair with a pictorial of his doing so. Not quite the same style, but full of helpful insight.

Roy G
 

Cuthriell

Cuthriell
User
Thanks, all. I am looking at the one noted as CH29. The joint in question is the back leg mortise into the front leg. I wanted to see the tenon angle in relation to the front leg.
 

Henry W

HenryW
Senior User
Thanks, all. I am looking at the one noted as CH29. The joint in question is the back leg mortise into the front leg. I wanted to see the tenon angle in relation to the front leg.
Context - I have never built a chair, but aspire to.
Wouldn't a loose tenon (or traditional M&T) perpendicular to the mating surface(s) be what would be used?
If I built it, that would be my inclination. I know if you are asking for the plans or are asking about the details of this joint you can't answer that, but that is what I would expect there.
Love those chairs.
 

Jeff

Jeff
Corporate Member
I've been playing around with this chair design in SketchUp and going by the seat of my pants. A short video and a lot of guess work.


The OP was wanting information about the angle of the back leg tenon to the front leg mortise. The back leg is angled, not the tenon but it may appear that it's an angled tenon.


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