Chairmaking and Design / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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"There's nothing better on the market." -"Fine Woodworking"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933502069
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 199
  • Sales rank: 247,213
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Miller is a furniture designer, a craftsman, and the founder of Furnituremaking Workshops. His furniture appears in the decorative and industrial arts collection of the Chicago Historical Society. He lives in Chicago.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     1
Basics of Chair Design     2
A Gallery of Chairs     14
Chairmaking Basics     30
Dowel Chair     50
Right-angle Chair     66
Child's Ladderback Chair     86
Slat-back Chair     104
Neoclassical Chair     130
Cafe Chair     146
Captain's Chair     168
Armchairs     184
Afterword: Thoughts on Developing New Chair Designs     194
An Oil and Wax Finish     195
Index     196
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