Flea, Garage, Tag, Boot Sale


Lucy and I will move above the storefront in early August. Our new home will be about one-third the size of our old home. This is a good thing.

As a result, I need to find new homes for my prototype pieces that we use here in Fort Mitchell that we’ll have no room for in Covington. Plus, I’ll be selling off some special books (such as leather editions of LAP books) and some other nice and sentimental stuff.

Sorry. The chair is sold.

First up is this stick chair. Made in red oak and finished in black paint and lacquer, it is designed for a person who is 6’ or taller. The armbow is 9” off the spindle deck and the seat height is sized for a person with long legs.

This prototype is perfect structurally and has a nice new finish on it as of today (gawd, I sound like a used car salesman). Its demerits are aesthetic only. I’m not thrilled with the way the four back sticks fan (so slightly) outward. This was intentional. And then I never did it again.

I liked the piece enough to sign it – if that tells you something.

Anyway, the price is $550 plus delivery. The price includes a custom crate, but not trucking costs. Usually trucking these chairs costs $200 to $400 depending on where you live in the country.

If you want it, don’t go to the comments. Send me a note through my personal site here.

First one to say “I’ll take it” gets it.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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7 Responses to Flea, Garage, Tag, Boot Sale

  1. Coco says:

    I love that chair and have done since you first showed it, wish I had the confidence to have a go at a chair ! Even though I have made many other things, I’ve yet to tackle one….

    • Hi Coco,

      That’s exactly the way I felt in 1997 when I fell in love with John Brown’s chairs. I took a class shortly after. I thought it would be all about calculating wild angles. It was not.

      It’s a fairly straightforward process once someone shows you the ropes. In fact, when I teach people to make chairs, the typical reaction is: Oh, that’s easy.

  2. It seems to me that you will have less room in which to expand your cat herd.

  3. Steve C says:

    Maybe you could slip in a raccoon and they wouldn’t notice.

    Yea……love that chair

  4. Gavin says:

    Chris, When do we get to see the fancy lad artisan litter boxes?

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