The Italian 16th century Sgabello had a flat seat. They were used as hallway chairs. If the patron of the house wanted you to stay you were invited in. If not, they didn’t want you to get too comfortable and stay too long. For my ver...
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Location: Woodbridge, Ontario
I am an engineer who retired at the end of 2011. I'm spending lots of time in my basement workshop. I like to build decorative chairs. For 2012 I have a list of about seven chairs that I want to build.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
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I was able to find olive wood for sale at a hardwood supplier in the greater Toronto area and last fall I purchased 2” x 9” by 8 feet long olive wood board. I would use a portion for the seat and save the remaining portion for another project. ...
The evening I received the oar my mind was racing, thinking of how I might use it in a chair project. I went to bed but couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned. What kind of chair could I build? I knew that the oar was long enough that I c...
Last summer my cousin gave me an old oar and asked if I could use it for one of my projects. It was about eight feet long. I new immediately that I could easily use the oar for one of my chair projects. It fits exactly with the type of chair I ...
One of my woodworking objectives is to recreate a number of iconic works from little known Arts and Crafts era furniture maker Charles Rohlfs. Most woodworkers are familiar with Arts and Crafts makers such as Morris, Stickley and Greene. Their...