Chairs

The simple definition of a chair as a movable seat, with a back, for a single person gives no indication of the truly vast range of objects that qualify under this description. Furthermore, few people today are aware of the fact that for much of its history --
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  • Talking Shop with Brian BoggsTalking Shop with Brian Boggs

    by Jonathan Binzen

    The celebrated chair maker talks about the history and future of his collectible ladderback chair

  • Yale's Furniture TreasuresYale's Furniture Treasures

    by Gina Eide

    Accompany curators and experts on an audio tour of the Yale University Art Gallery's Furniture Study

  • New Wave RockerNew Wave Rocker

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Tony Kenway builds rocking chairs and other furniture in Byron Bay, a beach town on Australia's east coast. Kenway is an avid surfer and diver himself and credits ...

  • Philadelphia Side ChairPhiladelphia Side Chair

    by Eugene E. Landon

    Built around 1760 in Philadelphia, this chair, with its flowing lines and flawless carving, represents the high point of Colonial Queen Anne chair making. From ...

  • Details of a Queen Anne Side ChairVideo: Details of a Queen Anne Side Chair

    with Eugene E. Landon

    Get a close-up look at the making of this 18th-century Philadelphia classic

  • Making an Arts and Crafts ChairVideo: Making an Arts and Crafts Chair

    with Kevin Rodel

    Explore the design and construction of this project and see how the back splat is constructed and assembled

  • Slide-Track Children's ChairVideo: Slide-Track Children's Chair

    with Jeff Miller

    A simple set of grooves keeps children entertained

  • A Short History of ChairsA Short History of Chairs

    by Graham Blackburn

  • Shaker RockerShaker Rocker

    by Ernie Conover

    This Shaker rocker project is an ideal introduction for the woodworker interested in learning or perfecting spindle turning, steam bending, and other hand-tool ...

  • Chair Making SimplifiedChair Making Simplified

    by Garrett Hack

    Even the most basic chair must support a body comfortably and be strong. Dealing with angled joinery and curved parts exposes you to making patterns, full-scale ...

  • Curved Back Adirondack ChairCurved Back Adirondack Chair

    by Scott Masi

    Scott Masi share his plans for an Adirondack chair that’s not only comfortable to sit in but also easy to get in and out of. This chair has a curved back and a ...

  • Building a Chair, Arts and Crafts StyleBuilding a Chair, Arts and Crafts Style

    by Rex Alexander

    Rex Alexander designed a set of dining chairs inspired by the work of Greene and Greene, Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others. He built a chair prototype to ...

  • Bowback Windsor Step by StepBowback Windsor Step by Step

    by Harriet Hodges

    Harriet Hodges explains how she builds a bowback Windsor chair. She starts with green wood, in whole log form. She explains how to split, square, and round blanks ...

  • Craftsman-Style Comfort in a Morris ChairCraftsman-Style Comfort in a Morris Chair

    by Gene Lehnert

    This Morris chair built in the Craftsman tradition features an adjustable reclining back. Gene Lehnert designed this chair after researching Stickley furniture, ...

  • Production ChairmakingProduction Chairmaking

    by Terry Moore

    Terry Moore decided to build chairs when he realized his clients were buying someone else’s chairs to go with his tables and desks. He simplified the joinery by ...

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