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Chairmaking Simplified

24 Projects using shop-made jigs.

By Kerry Pierce

Format: Hardcover

SKU# Z1554

Chairmaking can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be when you've got this easy-to-understand, well-illustrated book in your shop. Author Kerry Pierce draws upon many years of professional chairmaking experience and includes jigs and fixtures that have never appeared in print. Learn how to weave Shaker-tape seats and splint and rush seats, bend and shape wooden seats, and much more. Pierce's clear step-by-step instruction shows you how to master every angle so that you'll be able to turn plain cuts of wood into beautiful splint-back bar stools, a New Lebanon transitional rocker, the perennially popular Windsor chair, and 21 other styles, many of which have never been published. Book contains full-color photos, black/white illustrations, glossary, and index.

SKU Z1554
Additional Feature 30 b&w photos 200 color photos
Author/Speaker/Editor Kerry Pierce
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Hardcover
ISBN 13 9781558708273
Number Of Pages 192

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Straight forward Pierce Review by chuckbeck

I just picked this up a week ago as I am planning a set of New Lebanon #6 side chairs, and if Kerry Pierce has a book on the subject, I needed to have it for reference. His articles in Woodwork magazine made me a believer in his straightforward teaching/writing style; the diagrams and photos are rich and it seems to come in at the right level.

(Posted on 1/21/2009)

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