RE: [MedievalSawdust] me first Bog Chair
He’s right; pine and poplar are both soft woods. (You’ll notice that I don’t say “softwoods.”) They’re not strong enough to hold someone your size in a Bog Chair. In pine you will need between 1 & ½” and 2” thick. Poplar might
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I would suggest using 2" material rather than 1". The thinner material
just can't handle the stresses in that design. I’ve had success with 1 & ¼” wood using north American white oak.
So either go with thicker wood or a hardwood like oak or ash.
On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Crimthann wrote:
> So my very first woodworking project for the SCA was a personal Bog
> Chair/Stargazer chair. I know, not really period. With the first one
> in splinters under me I soon realized that (1" x 10") pine boards
> wouldn't even support even my lithe 180 lbs frame. Next I tried Poplar
> wood. That lasted about 3 or 4 tries before collapsing. What, dear
> folk, am I doing wrong?
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