Part Two Please click here for part one of my Welsh Stick Chair build Let's make some sticks With the undercarriage done, I moved to the second level of the chair - the sticks and armbow/comb. Shaping the sticks took a lot of time. I don't have a straight tenon cutter so everything had to… Continue reading Welsh Stick Chair – Part Two
Chairs: Is Design The Enemy Of Comfort?
I made my first chair a couple of months ago. It was a three-legged chair to go with our Fender Rhodes electric piano. Reflecting back, I think of all the happy hours spent sourcing my materials and getting all the necessary tools together. The actual act of finishing a chair was a special moment. And… Continue reading Chairs: Is Design The Enemy Of Comfort?
Small Staked Bench
I had taken a beautiful leftover piece of ash home after my class with Chris Schwarz, in the hopes of finding a perfect project for it. Eventually it came to me that the thing was almost the right size for making a saw bench. Though I already have a saw bench, it is never bad… Continue reading Small Staked Bench
I have been thinking about a chair design that has been floating through my head and decided it would be a good idea to make a model before building the actual chair. I want to make a chair that has four legs but the two back legs splay towards each other to a point, making… Continue reading Chair Models
Dutch Tool Chest
Dutch Tool Chest In my endeavours to become a better woodworker it only seemed logical that I would eventually be making dovetails. I wasn’t intimidated, but it is a very different thing to make joinery than sculpting or carving a spoon, and even staked furniture has a more three-dimensional feel to it. We had a… Continue reading Dutch Tool Chest