For the second chair I was interested in creating a platform for the application of upholstered elements. Iterating in Solid Works helped me to arrive at a final design.
Though simple in appearance, I knew the woodworking required to fabricate this design with all mortise and tenon joinery would be difficult.
Using full scale drawings generated from the 3D file made creating the profiles easy, and because the profile components are all in the same plane cutting the mortises went quickly.
Milling the mortises into the inside faces of the profiles to accept the slats was a bit more challenging. I opted to tilt the head on the mill over using the slot mortising machine for this operation.
All MT chair component milled and ready for assembly.
Dry assembly before glue up to ensure everything fits properly.
The development of a method for cushion attachment progessed along a parallel path. In the end it was combination of elastic nylon webbing, seatbelt, and dowels that combined to create the final solution.
I love tools, and though it is possible to attach the cushions without one, it is a lot more fun to do it with something you made from scraps in 5 minutes.
A view of the dowel detail on the underside of the seat. Going forward I want to experiment with running the slats vertically to allow for low-tech customizable back support.