The often-intimidating art of chairmaking is explained in this book of expert patterns and tips for creating seven elegant chairs. Through each project, craftspeople learn increasingly complex skills that build upon each other, making the manual a complete education in all of the basic chairmaking techniques. The straightforward plans and methods make the designs--such as a child's ladderback chair and even armchairs--accessible for home woodworkers. Illuminating discussions of construction and design fundamentals, along with an appendix on oils and waxes to give projects the finishing touch, round out this exploration of the art of building comfortable chairs.
Author : Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller has published the zine Ghost Pine since 1996, selling nearly ten thousand copies through independent channels. Miller's zine has received strong reviews from various underground media outlets over the past decade. His writing has also appeared in The 2nd Hand, Broken Pencil, Zine Yearbook and The Art of Trespassing (Invisible Publishing). Born and raised in Ottawa, he has lived in Montreal for the past decade, where he continues to write.
"There's nothing better on the market." -"Fine Woodworking"