Stick Chair & 2 Stools – SOLD


Note: All three items have sold. Thanks for your interest in my work!

I have one of my staked armchairs finished and ready to ship anywhere in the contiguous United States.

The chair is made using red oak and is finished with organic linseed oil, beeswax and a burnishing process I’ve been experimenting with for the last year. The seat and chair’s back are configured for general use by a sitter of a typical height.

The joinery is designed for many decades of hard use. The legs feature conical tenons that are wedged into the seat and only tighten with use. All the joints are assembled with hide glue, so if a repair is ever necessary, the broken part can be easily removed, repaired and replaced.

It is the most comfortable chair form I make. I can sit in it for hours without complaint.

The price is $850 plus actual shipping costs via LTL common carrier. I am happy to deliver it anywhere within a 100-mile radius of Cincinnati for no charge.

Also, if you would like an Argentinian sheepskin (which is a fantastic cushion), I can include one for $30 (my actual cost).

Drop me a line through my website if you are interested.


2 Staked High Stools
I usually only sell these stools here at the storefront, but they are stacking up as of late because I’ve been making them for classes, a book and demonstrations. The stools are made from Southern yellow pine and are finished with an oil/varnish blend.

These stools are great for the shop. You can sit on either side of the seat. When you sit inclined toward the floor with your feet on the floor, it places your head and hands directly over your work. If you turn the stool around and sit on the other side, you sit upright with your feet on the cross-stretcher.

I have two stools available: One is 23” from the floor (on its high side); the other is 21” off the floor (also from the high side). The stools are $150 each.

Of course, the best deal here is to pick them up at the storefront. But I’d be willing to discuss shipping them in the lower 48 or delivering them. I caution you that packing and shipping these stools can be expensive.

Again, drop me a line through my website if you are interested.

A Note on Prices
If you are interested in sharing your opinion on my prices, I suggest WoodNet or Lumberjocks, and not the comments.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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17 Responses to Stick Chair & 2 Stools – SOLD

  1. Mike Davis says:

    I wish more craftsmen would post their prices, it helps to see that my wife is correct when she tells me I don’t charge enough.

    Someday I’ll come see your store and buy something bigger than a book.

    • tsstahl says:

      Ahh, always a touchy subject. As a hobbyist, if I _choose_ to take on a commission I value my time around 20-25 bux an hour plus materials. In exchange for such a bargain, I get to choose the hours, the delivery, and many other details. I’m happy to tell them GFYA*, if that is not acceptable.

      Such a different ball of wax (as I was gently reminded of recently) when you have to keep the lights on, decently cover the naughty bits, and all the other hard costs associated with making a living from your work.

      *Go Find Yourself Another, of course

  2. Kara Uhl says:

    The staked high stool also serves well as a child’s desk! James (one of my 8-year-olds) sits on our window seat, pulls the stool up and plops his feet on the stretcher, and uses the stool’s seat as a writing surface when working on homework – daily.

  3. nrhiller says:

    How I LOVE that chair. Mark would divorce me if I bought it; he says we already have a chair museum.

  4. I don’t know, Chris… I’d be hard pressed to send my worst enemy to Lumberjocks.

    But I suppose there are some instances that necessitate such an act.

    • tsstahl says:

      Hey! What’s with all this hate–I can’t do it. Not even in ironic jest can a defense of LJ be found. 🙂 I’ll just leave it at fine literature can be found both in the Harvard Classics, and lavatory walls.

      • Ha!

        I feel like I can speak on the subject because I was there at the beginning. Actually, it’s where Phil Edwards and I met and became friends. I wrote all of the How To documentation for the site, even. I wrote the directions for HOW to write on those walls!

        But it was quickly overwhelmed and soon became like any other troll forum. Ah well.

  5. jpassacantando says:

    That chair is beautiful.

  6. Dave says:

    Where can I read more about your burnishing?

  7. Steve C says:

    WoodNet……….sounds familiar. Hey they have a Swap & Sell there. Lol

    Oh. Very nice chair and stools. I’m drooling

  8. Dave says:

    I think your prices are low. So there.

    And Lumberjock sounds like a personal garment made by beavers.

  9. Gustave Corbeau says:

    I don’t get it. Why would a beaver need a lumberjock?

  10. Greg M. says:

    It makes a lot of sense to use hide glue in furniture making. I wonder if Chris would consider doing a video or an article in PopularWorking on how to disassemble and repair a chair. There are many folks with beautiful but wobbly chairs in their homes! I’ll sign up to pre order the video:)).

  11. bassfishingarchives says:

    Gorgeous chair and stool! I also agree with Dave – you’re not charging enough. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


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