Introduction: Curvy Plywood Chair CNC
I really like making plywood furniture with Scandinavian design. With Baltic Birch you get a nice surface with almost no twigs and an even quality. If you want a more modern look, use laminated plywood. There are lots of laminates with different colors.
I have done the design in a CAD program and produced the curves for milling. The design is adapted to fit on a 4 x 8 ft sheet of plywood. If you like my design, I have several in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/CNCflatpack.
- 1 sheet of Baltic Birch Plywood, 4 ft X 8 ft, 3/4" (19,05 mm)
- CNC router
- 1/4" router bit
- Sanding paper
- Wood glue
Step 1: Download the Cutting File
First you have to download the cutting file.
The file is in four file formats:
Step 2: Arrange the Parts
The parts are placed to fit on a 4 x 8 ft plywood sheet.
If your CNC machine cannot take entire sheets of that size, you will need to rearrange to fit your machine. The appropriate distance between the parts is about 3/4 ".
Step 3: Cut the Parts
Now it´s time to cut the parts with your CNC-machine.
You should use a 1/4" (6.35 mm) router bit. Feeds and speeds depending on your machine.
Step 4: Sanding...
Sanding is not the funniest part of woodworking but it has to be done. Take away all sharp corners and make them smooth. There is a lot of parts so please be patient, the result will be worth it.
Step 5: Dry Fit
Now it´s time to try to put parts together.
- Start with one leg and put it together with some of the seat parts.
- Fit into the other leg.
- Put into the other seat parts.
- Don´t take the chair apart.
Step 6: Glueing and Clamping
Clamping and gluing so many parts at the same time can be a bit tricky. If you do not own 70 clamps ;), you must divide the work into several parts.
- Remove a number of parts from the dryfitted chair and glue and clamp them.
- Let it dry and repeat until all parts are glued.
Step 7: Finished!
Now you got an nice curvy chair!
Good luck with your build!
If you like this chair there is alot of other designs in my Etsy-shop; www.etsy.com/shop/CNCflatpack
Or if you have any questions email@example.com
2 years ago
Nice job on the design :)
Reply 2 years ago