Item description for Chairmaking & Design by Jeff Miller...
The often-intimidating art of chairmaking is explained in this book of expert patterns and tips for creating seven elegant chairs. Through each project, craftspeople learn increasingly complex skills that build upon each other, making the manual a complete education in all of the basic chairmaking techniques. The straightforward plans and methods make the designs—such as a child's ladderback chair and even armchairs—accessible for home woodworkers. Illuminating discussions of construction and design fundamentals, along with an appendix on oils and waxes to give projects the finishing touch, round out this exploration of the art of building comfortable chairs.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Linden Publishing
ISBN 1933502061 ISBN13 9781933502069
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller is a furniture designer, a craftsman, and the founder of Furnituremaking Workshops. His furniture appears in the decorative and industrial arts collection of the Chicago Historical Society. He lives in Chicago.
Reviews - What do customers think about Chairmaking & Design?
Good Chairmaking Book Jan 7, 2008
This is a well written book. It does an excellent job of starting off with basic chair designs and moving on to more advanced designs. A lot of good photographs show the process of chairmaking. The gallery of chairs from other woodworkers is great - inspiring.
Best How To Book Ever Jan 1, 2008
Jeff Miller starts you out with the most basic chair ever and then leads you along to more and more complicated designs step by step. By the end of the book, you feel confident in starting to build an arm chair. Great book.
Chairmaking & Design Dec 21, 2007
An excellent overview of different types of chair designs and production of each. Not over the top for anyone that would like a guide to building chairs.
Excellent Book - great buy Nov 5, 2007
Excellent and clear book with very good detail on the techniques for the more unusual shapes and angles. A good series of projects starting with basic disigns and progressing onwards. Chairmaking & Design
Good book -- too bad its out of print Mar 9, 2006
I looked all over the Internet for this book a while back and couldn't find it. Used sellers are charging way too much (over $100), so I finally just checked it out of the library (very available and no cost).
This is a good book, and is the only one I know of with general chairmaking info that covers different chair types. The other chairmaking books I've seen seem to be specific to Windsor chairs. I would like to see more books like this ... until then get this one from the library.