|Forum topic by Rev. Jim Paulson||posted 01-02-2010 06:45 PM||1082 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-02-2010 06:45 PM
I am amazed at the beauty of Chippendale, federal and what I call “fancy” chairs. I like the carved parts and the lightness of the design. I purchased a few books on making period “fancy” chairs and I wanted to ask my LJ friends how they got started making them.
If you’ve seen my website, you know I’ve tackled quite a range of projects over the years. But my interest in making period pieces like queen anne chairs is getting stronger by the day. I’ve been looking for a chair at antique stores so I could buy one and copy it. No luck so far. They must be in high demand needless to say.
The book that got me more interested was Ron Clarkson’s “Making Classic Chairs,” but I’m leaning toward some coaching rather than trying it on my own. Any recommendations? Eventually, I might opt for an intensive week long course, but that might have to wait.