Friday, July 21, 2017

How to strengthen the frame.

It's important to make the frame strong by only adding the minimum amount of weight.  I use 1/4" x 1/4" pieces of red cedar for my stringers. Stringers keep the frame and ribs from shifting under load. That way you won't lose rocker.  I start by gluing the top ones and let it dry overnight. Today, I glued in the bottom ones. It makes a tremendous difference in firming up the frame.

The other important step is getting the bottom panel prepared.  That takes a couple days of adjustinging and spraying with window cleaner.

The next step is to marry the bottom panel to the frame.

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