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Wilf.T15/05/2017 19:23:11
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have to make a settee. Aim to use 3x2 for the seat frame with elastic webbing for the seat but the question is should the timber be 3 in's high by 2 in's wide or 2in high by 3in wide?

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derek willis 116/05/2017 09:18:26
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Wilf,

ALWAYS the greater dimension is the height to gain optimum strength

Derek,

Wilf.T16/05/2017 16:53:52
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Thanks, Understand that point and on the whole I agree - but...
As I will be using elastic webbing stretched between the front and back rails of the seat frame there I'm considering the stresses put onto the frame when weight is applied to the seat which I believe will try to pull the rails together.
derek willis 117/05/2017 09:22:58
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If you are worried about that, put a centre brace between back and front.

Derek

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