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I was also able to use only 11 slats for the seat by spacing them out 5/8" of an inch starting from the rear.
Sam, I modified the middle rear brace to span 24" and I just put a 17 degree bevel on one side. I also added a 5/8" x 1-1/2 x 21-7/16" upper brace across the top of the back slats to keep them all straight and to provide additional rigidity. I goofed when I realized that I ripped a 33" leg lengthwise to make 2 instead of using 2 full sized 33" long pieces.
Hi Sam! With regards to making the remaining 4 seat slats from the 3rd 20" x 8" piece, and using a bandsaw to cut that piece in half vertically, I used a jointer tosquare up the factory rounded edges, then I cut the 4 remaining seat slats from the 20" piece at 5/8" wide. This brings the 8" high piece down to about 5". 5/8 x 4 =2.5" Add about 3/8" to that and that's 2-7/8". Set your fence on the table saw to 5/8" wide and bring the blade all the way up. Rip the remaining board lengthwise, then flip it over, keeping the same side towards the saw fence. Repeat the same process for the 2nd half, and you'll have 2 flat armrests that are 5/8" thick. I bought an additional 2x4 to make the back supports a little thicker, and to put a slight curve in the chair back. I'll post photos once I get the pieces laid out and cut. I'll also be adding to this and making a loveseat version of this plan. This is a fantastic plan that you have! Keep up the great work!
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