with Charles Brock
With sculptural forms and flowing lines that accentuate the figure of the wood, these chair designs by Charles Brock, a well-known chairmaker and instructor, have a distinctive look, but present considerable technical challenges. In two comprehensive project modules, Brock details the building process from start to finish. Each includes full-size cutting patterns, an instruction book, and a companion DVD in which Brock demonstrates every step in a down-to-earth manner that makes this advanced material more approachable.
Each module serves as a skill-building tutorial, full of expert advice on everything from wood selection to shaping techniques, specialized joinery and finishing. A password is provided, giving access to an Internet forum for additional advice.
The Sculptured Rocker incorporates recurved rockers, a deeply sculpted seat with a pronounced pommel, and a balanced rocking action. The finished chair is about 45" high by 45" deep by 26" wide. Softcover instruction book, 8-1/2" x 11", 46 pages, 2010. 103-minute DVD on construction and 110-minute DVD on shaping.
The Low Back Chair has a comfortable design and curvilinear, graceful contours, and can be built either as a single chair or a complete dining set. The finished chair is about 30-1/2" high by 26" deep by 22" wide. Softcover instruction book, 8-1/2" x 11", 46 pages, 2012. 130-minute DVD.