ShopWoodworking.com has begun taking pre-publication orders for the new video “Make a Campaign Chair,” which will be released about Jan. 28.
The video is a three-hour exploration of constructing a Roorkee chair from scratch. We begin with the rough blanks and follow the process all the way through finishing and making the leather seat, arms and backrest.
Even if you have never turned a single stick of wood or cut a piece of leather, you’ll have plenty of guidance when building this chair. The Roorkee chair is one of those rare projects that is great for the first-time turner, the first-time chairmaker and the first-time leatherworker.
Plus, the resulting chair is remarkably portable and comfortable. I’ve built about 25 of them now, and they sell so quickly that I don’t own one myself.
— Christopher Schwarz