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To make it easier for you to assemble the chair, find a place where you can spread the pieces out.
Tools that you will need are:
1.) Phillips head
Lets get started:
Please read through all the directions first so you become familiar with the steps of the assembly and the parts. It is not hard to figure out how the chair goes together, but following the sequence will make it a whole lot easier.
Examine all the parts. Pictures of these parts are on the next page.
Assemble the chair frame using parts SM right, Sm left, LCP, and legs left and right, and FCP.
A. This is an important step. First attach the lower cross piece to the left and right side members. The holes are pre-drilled. It helps locate the holes if you advance the screws through the LCP so the point sticks out about an 1/8 of an inch. As you attach one side, you can support the other end of the LCP with the other side member. Be sure the LCP is 90 degrees (square) to the side members.
B. Next attach the legs to the side members. The legs already have the arm rest supports attached, and you can determine which leg is left or right by the bolt hole pattern. The middle single hole should be forward, and two holes to the rear. Insert the bolts through the side members from the outside and through the legs. Put a washer and nut on each bolt and hand tighten only or tighten firmly but not all the way.
Attach the front cross piece (FCP) to the legs between the side members. We angled the screws through the FCP to minimize the chipping around the hole near the edge of the board, so be aware the screw will be angled back to the leg. Advance the screws through the FCP and install. After the FCP is on, move the legs a bit to allow the chair frame to sit flat on the surface. Tighten the bolts now, but be careful not to over tighten and pull the head into the wood.
Bolt together the arm rest assembly putting in on one bolt on each side. You will put the remaining bolts in later. Hand tighten the bolts. The upper cross piece attaches below the back end of the arm rests. Be sure that you have the upper surface of the arm rest facing up. You will be able to tell by the counter-sunk screw holes in the front of each arm rest.
supports for the arm rest assembly to rest on while you screw the assembly down
to the legs.
Attach the arm rest assembly, put in all bolts, center and square it to the frame. This step will attach the arm rest assembly to the legs and prepare the chair for the attachment of the seat back slats. It is important that you have the temporary supports clamped to the side members to keep the armrest level while attaching the assembly to the legs.
placing the screws in the three holes in each arm rest.
Line up the extended crew tips with the holes... Carefully drive the screws into the legs and Arm rest supports.
*** IMPORTANT *** Keep the temporary supports in place until after you attach the center seat back slat.
center seat back slat (CS). In this step you need to advance the bottom screws
through the slat to register with the holes in the lower crosspiece (LCP).
Now square up the arm rest assembly with the side members. The inside of the arm rests should be even with the inside of the side members. This will provide an equal amount of space between the arm rest and the edges of the center slat (CS). Each side between the center seat slat and the arm rest should be about 8 3/4" to 8 7/8".
Advance the upper screw through the center slat and drive into the upper rear crosspiece. Be sure to drive the screw horizontally as to avoid breaking through the bottom of the upper crosspiece. Be sure all the pieces are square and tight before you go on to the next step.
Attach the two outside seat back slats (OS)
Follow the same process for the outside slats. The bottoms of the outside slats are about 2 to 1/4 inch in from the edge of the side member and the top is flush against the side of the arm rest. There will be a gap in the back between the slat and the seat slat. Don't be concerned, the upper screw will hold it securely.
Attach the two
middle seat back slats (MS) . Follow the same procedure for the middle slats.
Attach front seat slat (This piece has a rounded edge on the top and bottom of the front edge)
You will use the galvanized finish nails in the pre-drilled holes. Be sure to put in the front seat slat first and have the rounded edges pointing forward. Have the seat slat come out about 1/4 of an inch on each side.
Attach the rear seat slat. This step you will place the rear seat slat tight up against the back of the chair back slats, be sure to have the ends even with the side members. Hammer in place.
Attach the remaining seat slats using the spacer provided and splitting the space difference for the last.
You should be
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