by Mike Abbott
In this book, the author shares his expertise in handcrafting chairs from green wood using post-and-rung construction. He details the entire process, from selecting and riving the wood to shaping, steam bending, joinery and finishing, with an entire chapter devoted to seat-weaving techniques and patterns.
There are project instructions for making spindle-back and lath-back chairs, a small rocking chair, a foot stool and a high stool, as well as a shaving horse and bench for chairmaking. Each project includes a components list, step-by-step instructions, color photographs and measured drawings.
Softcover, 8" x 11", 192 pages, 2013.