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The Stick Chair Book - Christopher Schwarz, 204786
The Stick Chair Book - Christopher Schwarz, 204786The Stick Chair Book - Christopher Schwarz, 204786The Stick Chair Book - Christopher Schwarz, 204786The Stick Chair Book - Christopher Schwarz, 204786
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The Stick Chair Book - Christopher Schwarz
Highland Item # 204786
Author: Christopher Schwarz


Price : $51.00
Sale Price : $49.00
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The Stick Chair Book. Author, Christopher Schwarz

For most woodworkers, the idea of building chairs seems like an extremely hard task requiring years of experience and many specialty tools. The truth is that everyday woodworkers, farmers, amateurs and people in other trades made wonderful chairs using a handful of common woodworking tools and whatever wood was available: dry, wet, soft, hard or the branches pulled from a tree.

The Stick Chair Book explores the craft of these hedge carpenters or dabblers who built chairs for the everyday home. The chairs they made weren't designed to impress the neighbors. They were designed to be comfortable, stout and (if you have a good eye) nice to look at. After 18 years of building vernacular stick chairs and studying historical examples in the U.K., Europe and North America, author Christopher Schwarz has figured out how anyone can design and build these chairs without a lot of gear.

Here are the things you don't need to build a stick chair: a shavehorse, drawknife, steambox, green wood, axe or even a passing knowledge of geometry. Instead, most of the work is done with saws (a band saw speeds things up), a drill or brace, a jack plane and maybe a couple specialty tools if you want to saddle the chair's seat. You can use any kind of wood, even stuff from the home center.

The Stick Chair Book is 632 pages and printed on a brilliant white 70# uncoated paper. The pages are sewn, glued and taped for durability. And the whole thing is wrapped with 98-point boards that are covered in cotton cloth. Like all Lost Art Press books, it is produced and printed in the United States.

Chapters:
  • Part I: Thinking About Chairs
  • Part II: Chairmaking Techniques
  • Part III: 5 Chair Plans
  • Commonly Asked Questions
  • 2 Finish Recipes
  • Wood Strength Formulas
  • Sharpen Chairmaking Tools

Also Available: Full-Size Patterns from - The Stick Chair Book


Hardback, 632 pages

ISBN: 978-1-95469-703-4

We do not sell Lost Art Press books to resellers.
We reserve the right to cancel any order we believe to be from a reseller.

Product Warnings

WARNING FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA!

This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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