Daniel Whitson, a furniture maker and carpenter in western North Carolina, recently finished building this Roorkee for a friend opening a retail store. The legs are made from rhododendron, which is plentiful where he lives.
I have been surprised how well the domesticated Roorkee can rusticated. Check out Brian Eve’s Roorkee on his blog Toolerable, which he made using Diamond Willow.
Plans for the Roorkee are from the book “Campaign Furniture.” If you think chairmaking is beyond your skill set, you haven’t built a Roorkee. They are surprisingly fast and easy to build.
— Christopher Schwarz