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RE: [MedievalSawdust] me first Bog Chair

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  • Bill McNutt
    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
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 19, 2007
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      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

       


      From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com [mailto: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Johann Friedrich
      Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 8:25 PM
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] me first Bog Chair

       

      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.

       

      Will

      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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