The five-legged staked chair is a form I designed in the summer of 2018, in preparation for upcoming staked furniture classes. The chair is design with teaching in mind, giving students plenty of practice in chairmaking.
Aside from the obvious extra leg in between the two back legs, this chair design also incorporates a new sawn crest design, with five offset spindles that bolster the structure and add a visual interest to the chair (as well as a few new techniques for students to explore during the workshop).
Every tenon in this design is a through tenon that is backwedged. The spindles that support the crest are wedged from beneath the seat and through the top of the crest. The legs are tapered tenons and backwedged through the seat.