Category Archives: Books in Print

More Chairs of Necessity

Peter Follansbee, one of the authors of “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree,” dug up some photos of historical examples of chairs that Randle Holme drew in the 17th century. The photos of chairs are here. Peter also wrote … Continue reading

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2nd Printing of ‘Campaign Furniture’ & Other News

We’re going back on press for a second printing of “Campaign Furniture” with a few corrections and a slightly different cover. The only significant correction, which was to the Roorkee Chair chapter, is discussed here. I also added a thank … Continue reading

Posted in By Hand & Eye, Campaign Furniture, Chairmaker's Notebook by Peter Galbert, Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker, Virtuoso: The Toolbox of Henry O. Studley, With the Grain | 11 Comments

Roorkee Chat No. 3

— Suzanne Ellison

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Learn to Stitch the Arms of a Roorkee Chair

The leather arms of Roorkee chairs will sag if you use only one layer of leather. Historical Roorkees tended to use only one layer, so I’ve seen a lot of low-slung arms. If you don’t want your arms to sag, … Continue reading

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You Can Now Order ‘Build a Campaign Chair’

ShopWoodworking.com has begun taking pre-publication orders for the new video “Make a Campaign Chair,” which will be released about Jan. 28. If you want to order the DVD, click on this link. If you want to order the download, click … Continue reading

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Roorkee Chat No. 1

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Famous Bottoms in Roorkee Chairs

Silkroad traveler Suzanne Ellison spent some time on the Dark Web yesterday, digging up images of famous people sitting in Roorkee chairs. Even I was surprised at what she found. — Christopher Schwarz

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