Weaving a Tapered Chai

There's one big difference when it comes to weaving the rocker seat — the seat tapers from front to back.

WARP PIECES. Like the backrest, the first thing to do on the seat is wrap the warp around the front and back rails, see drawing at right. But since the front is wider than the back, you can't cover the entire front rail. There's a little bit on each end that's exposed.

To cover these sections, I add a couple short strips of tape to each side, see drawing at right and Step 1 below. With the chair upside down, tack one end of the tape to the back inside edge of the side rail. Then wrap it around the front rail and tack it again

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Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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