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post #1 of 5 Old 05-31-2011, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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TAll kitchen chair ?

I Have a piece of granite that I'm making a tall cafe style table to put the granite on...i have a good idea for how to make the table but I am lost on the chairs. So where can I find a good set of plans for tall kitchen chairs? Any ideas or input is appreciated
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I think that you should look for plans for "bar stools" rather than chairs.

If you google "bar stool plans" you will get hits for many stools. Some look like a traditional stool and some look like chairs.

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You could use any chair plan, or as George mentioned bar stool plans. The height would just have to be adjusted for the application.

For dining height (29"-30"), the seat height recommended is 18"

For kitchen counter height (36"), seat height recommended is 24"

For bar height (42"), seat height recommended is 30".

These seat heights are fairly standard for chairs and bar stools. For 24" and 30" seat heights, a stretcher foot rail at 9" high (which is also recommended for foot rests on bars), makes access to sit easier, especially for kids.

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Guys I have searched for an hour for bar stool plans, diy chair plans...ect. I can't find a single set of plans for just a normal plain chair with a back on it. Does anyone know of a specific site that has some chair plans
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That's a problem

Maybe if you selected a style from one of these 7 million images and went to their site they may have plans. If not, it's not that difficult to deconstruct a chair from one of the images. The seat height and back angle are the most important. The foot rest height is next, then seat depth and these dimensions can be measured off an existing chair...you may have to go to a "bar" or furniture store with permission of course. As far as specific plans for the chair you want that might be a problem since there are so many styles out there. Seating dimensions are somewhat personal. but chair makers have to settle on "averages" to fit the range of human dimensions. I worked for GM in the seating research department and we took measurements off real subjects, using a machine to gather a data file to be used in seat design.
If you get the basic dimensions and angles construct one from scrap or pine 1 xs to get the proportions right. Just use drywall screws for the joinery at this stage. Then you can decide if you want tradition joinery, mortise and tenons, dowels, Domino plugs, lap joints and so forth later.
A chair is not an easy project for a beginner, and may challenge your skill level, but that's a good thing. I'm sure someone here will have advice on how to construct it once we know where you are headed. bill

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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