Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Design Book

Another New Chapter: The Boarded Settle Chair

I’ve just finished up designing the third new chapter for the expansion of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” on the boarded settle chair. (What is the deal with this expansion? Here’s an FAQ.) Thanks to all the odd angles, this boarded … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter: The Boarded Settle Chair

One of the furniture forms I’ve had a long obsession with are settles. These high-back benches were common in early homes and were handy for keeping warm by the fire. One of their variants, the settle chair – is somewhat … Continue reading

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More Supplemental Material for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

To make things easier for you, I’ve collected all of the supplemental information I’ve released for “The Anarchist’s Design Book” (so far) into a pdf with a short introduction and an appendix on making your own seat templates. This is … Continue reading

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FAQ: Expanded Edition of ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

I am at work on adding five or six chapters to “The Anarchist’s Design Book” for an expanded edition that we will release in the future. Several customers have asked how this will work. Here are the answers. Q: What … Continue reading

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Another Free Chapter and More Free Psychoses

You can now download a free pdf of my Staked Armchair project if you have purchased a copy of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” This download is given on the honor system. If you already own this book, no harm will … Continue reading

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Make Chair Templates

When I took my first class in making Welsh stick chairs in 2003, the instructor asked if we wanted to trace his seat and arm templates. It would be fair to say that John (the other guy in the class) … Continue reading

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First New Chapter: Staked High Stool

Since June, I’ve been working on a book-publishing project that has ripped up my insides. I can’t talk about it yet – maybe in the next week or so – but the fallout has been odd. Each day, after 10 to … Continue reading

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