Category Archives: 3-Seating-Benches-Stools-Chairs

Chairs-A Journey Stalled

Immediately after the completion of the prototype chair from my last post, I began work on the next. Gluing up a seat blank of white ash and sawing arms from brown ash. The shape of the arms being mostly dictated … Continue reading

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Chairs-The Journey Continues

I wish that I could write about some ground breaking technique involving the making of chairs. Some new way of making this bit or that. Or maybe a new method of work holding that would be a game changer for … Continue reading

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Chairs-The Journey Begins

Like a lot of woodworkers I have avoided making chairs.  I can’t really pinpoint why though.  Something about the process just always seemed out of reach.  But, enough is enough!  We need chairs here at the hillbilly hacienda, so chairs … Continue reading

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Charpoy-Part 3-Complete

The charpoy is really a simple piece of furniture.  Four legs with four rails mortised into them.  The platform upon wich you sit or lay is woven from cord or cloth webbing (tape).  The charpoy can also be quite elaborate. … Continue reading

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Charpoy-Part 2

I spent the last few days completing the remaining tenons on the long rails.  Nothing fancy.  Just a lot of rip and crosscuts.  After a little judicious pairing I had those tenons fitted and the charpoy frame dry-fit together.

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Charpoy-Part 1

Suppose I told you that there is a form of furniture that, according to some scholars, has been in continuous use for 5,000 years.  Suppose I also told that an estimated 1.5 billion people currently use said furniture form. OK, … Continue reading

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Shaker Stool 128 Mod-Part 3-Complete

I spent a few days working on the milk paint finish of that I had started at the end of my last post.  I’m going to hold off on the details of the process for now.  I’ve been asked by … Continue reading

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