Free Oct. 12 Lecture: My Favorite Stick Chairs


The Lost Art Press storefront will be open – as per usual – on Oct. 12, and the topic of the day’s free lecture will be a (hopefully inspirational) look at my favorite stick chairs – and not just Welsh ones.

For the last 16 years I’ve collected photos from auctions and old books that guided my understanding of staked chairs and assisted me in designing my own versions. This presentation will tour the highlights of my image collection and will be an open forum for you to ask questions about the designs as well.

(Before you ask, I cannot post this presentation on the internet. Many of these images are copyrighted; publishing them would violate those copyrights. So if you want to see the pretty pictures, you’ll have to visit.)

The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. and will last about an hour.

We open our storefront to the public on the second Saturday of every month, and it runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yes, we will sell you a book or a tool during that time, but most of our energy on those days is devoted to answering woodworking questions, demonstrating techniques and drinking coffee. You are welcome (even encouraged) to bring your family, your dog or any bit of woodworking you are struggling with.

We are located at 837 Willard St. in Covington, KY 41011.

Our neighborhood is also an outstanding place to eat brunch on that day. We recommend Otto’s, Commonwealth, Coppin’s and Libby’s (to name a few). We also recommend you stop by the Covington Farmer’s Market (9 a.m. to noon) at the approach to the Roebling Bridge. Great baked goods, salsa and produce.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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5 Responses to Free Oct. 12 Lecture: My Favorite Stick Chairs

  1. Greg says:

    Gosh, that’s a swell chair…outstanding design and color.


  2. AusWorkshop says:

    Sounds great, even the brunch, wish I could make it. Do you have any plans to come back to Australia any time soon? Must be time for another holiday 🙂


    • Y’all have such great talent down there (Bern Chandley, Glen Rundell, Alastair Boell and on and on) that the best you can expect out of me is instruction with an American accent and animal jokes.

      Lucy, my wife, wants desperately to visit Australia and New Zealand, so it probably will happen at some point….

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  3. tsstahl says:

    Chair in photo looks like a Marco Terrenzi ( piece. Or maybe the vase is just huge. 🙂


  4. In the vein of Welsh stick chairs and books with the word “furniture” in the title, I wanted to thank you for a recent post you had about Richard Bebbs’ books on Welsh furniture. If anyone else is interested, there is a really good deal on these hard to find and fairly expensive volumes. I added his Bardic Chairs book for the same shipping price.


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