£19.95 plus £5.00 postage and packing
This book is the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It has been written with a broad readership in mind and it is aimed at existing Windsor chairmakers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.
The first couple of chapters cover the history and background of Windsor chairs. Chapter 3 discusses the tools needed for Windsor chairmaking; the choice of woods and their pros and cons; and equipment, such as the steambox, that is needed.
Chapter 4 takes the reader through all the techniques that are required for making Windsor chairs.
Detailed plans are included for two English and two American chairs. It is also aimed at those who are interested in both English and American Windsor chairs – dealing with them together throughout the book for the first time.
Those who wish to make chairs in the same way that they were made in the 18th century will find chapter 7 particularly interesting, as it discusses the lessons to be learned from the toolmarks left by an English maker on a chair dating from around 1750.
Finally chapter 8 covers design and looks at the subtle messages that can be sent out by a chair which can be interpreted in the same way as human body language.
The book had 192 pages and is filled with colour photographs and line drawings throughout.
Signed copies of my Windsor Chairmaking book are available for £19.95 plus £5.00 p&p in the UK. Postage to other countries will be at cost.
- Historical background
- Materials, equipment and tools
- Processes and techniques
- Two English chairs including plans
- Two American chairs including plans
- Lessons from the past
- Body language of chairs: shape and design
- Other Windsor furniture
Read a review
Click the image below to read a review (Guild of Master Craftsman) of my Windsor Chairmaking book.