Category Archives: Welsh Stick Chairs by John Brown

The Acceptance Speech

Whenever I finish an important project, I feel I should give a cheesy “acceptance speech” like you see for awards programs (“I’d like to thank all the world’s mentally defective sea turtles…”). Though my speech (said quietly to myself) always … Continue reading

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Stick Chairs of the World, Unite!

I’ve long been obsessed with Welsh stick chairs. But if you’ve known me for more than 5 minutes, you know I’m going to prod the historical record to see what else might be lurking in the dim corners of early … Continue reading

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‘Welsh Stick Chairs’ Now Shipping

Our warehouse began shipping pre-publication orders for “Welsh Stick Chairs” yesterday and is working on getting the remainder out in the mail today. I’m going to be a bit of a wiener here and say that I think our edition … Continue reading

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Why Add Stretchers to a Chair (And Why Not?)

A fair number of the stick and staked chairs that I make lack stretchers between the legs. But some of my chairs have them. So I get asked regularly: When do you use stretchers and why? The simple answer is … Continue reading

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Bending Wood for Chair Parts

This is an excerpt from “Welsh Stick Chairs” by John Brown. I disagree with people who say wood should be partly seasoned for steaming. The best would be ‘cut down yesterday, steam today’. Anyway, as soon as this ash is cut up … Continue reading

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‘Welsh Stick Chairs’ Arrives This Week

The printing plant says that “Welsh Stick Chairs” will leave the dock on Thursday and head to our warehouse in Indiana. As soon as it arrives, we’ll start shipping out all the pre-publication orders. If you haven’t ordered yet and … Continue reading

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Download Excerpts from 4 New Titles

Many of you have been asking about some of our newer titles, with specific questions about content and wondering if these books are right for you. So we have assembled pdf excerpts for each of these books, which you are … Continue reading

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