About me

I am a woodworker, born and raised in the Netherlands and currently living in Munich, Germany. I primarily like to work with hand tools but I am not a purist. Mostly self-taught, I have made a lot of sculptures in the past, as well as many kitchen utensils. I am currently making furniture (mainly chairs) and sculptures.

I have a workshop in the cellar of our house and a second smaller workshop in our garage where I do my stock preparation. My main workshop is only 7 square meters so my projects are usually small.

As a chairmaker, I am particularly attracted to the shape and appearance of chairs. Vernacular chairs from Wales and Ireland have been a big inspiration for me. Though I don’t intend to re-create their heritage, the influence of these chairs in my work is definitely present.

As I don’t make chairs full time, I feel connected to the people that made the chairs in Wales and Ireland that I treasure so much in the 18th and 19th centuries. These people were not chairmakers, they made chairs on the side.

Not having to make a living with chairmaking allows me to fully focus on form and develop a style that I can call my own, without having to make the same chair twice.

This freedom is what I pursue in all aspects of my life, be it woodworking, music or cooking.

 -Rudy Everts

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. David Lane says:

    Hello Rudy. That Anarchist’s Book is great. I am a retired librarian and woodworker and have been making “fake books” for a project I began this fall. They are not at all the works of beauty that your book is as they are not the focus of the piece. I make them with pine and MDF that I mould to shape. The project is a honorary book shelf to the works of Ray Bradbury. I have done four other book/woodwork projects over the past 5 years of so and would enjoy conversing with you about the blend of books and wood.
    I am a bit of a Luddite and do not use social media beyond e-mail. If you are interested in communicating let me know via e-mail. I am at david56@khdl.org.

    Here is a link to some photos of my first book and wood project:

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    It honored Slaughterhouse Five and features a hidden compartment with a signed first edition. My artist brother-in-law did the diorama. It is currently at the Vonnegut Library in Indianapolis.
    Take care. Again, nice job on the book! And your wood-burning skills look exceptionally fine.
    David Lane
    Minneapolis, MN
    david56@khdl.org

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