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Designing and building chairs

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2006.
Series: New best of fine woodworking.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Presents "articles from some of America's finest chairmakers that will help any woodworker learn basic and advanced chairmaking skills, including carving, weaving and coopering, working with green wood, and cutting angled joints. Also included are plans for chair projects from a stool to a rocking chair."--Jacket.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9781561587322 156158732X 1561588571 9781561588572
OCLC Number: 65978591
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 155 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Section 1 : Chair Making Basics --
Chair making simplified / Garrett Hack --
Compound-angle joinery / Will Neptune --
Working green wood / Harriet Hodges --
Shaping the arm of a chair / Sam Maloof --
Building a basic stool / Harriet Hodges --
Jigs for joints on curving parts / Brian Boggs --
Built for comfort : the three-slat chair / Christian H. Becksvoort --
Building a chair, Arts and Crafts style Rex Alexander --
Section 2 : Making Chair Seats --
Sculpting chair seats with a shop-built duplicator / Dan Trimble --
A slim, comfortable slip seat / Michael Fortune --
Carve a softwood seat / Curtis Fortune --
Weaving a cane seat / Judy Warner --
Coopering a chair seat / Charles Argo --
Weaving Shaker tape seats / Glenn A. Carlson --
Section 3 : A light settee in cherry / Matthew Teague --
Post-and-rung stool / Brian Boggs --
Shaker rocker / Ernie Conover --
Oval Chippendale stool / Randall O'Donnell --
Bowback Windsor step by step / Harriet Hodges --
The Shaker revolver / Mario Rodriguez.
Series Title: New best of fine woodworking.
Other Titles: Fine woodworking.
Responsibility: editors of Fine woodworking magazine.
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Chairs are ubiquitous, found in every home, office and building. Almost all are commercially made since many woodworkers shy away from making chairs, or even stools. Granted, there are not too many  Read more...


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