Arts & Mysteries: 18th-century Chairmaking


Building a ‘Rush Bottum’d Chaire’ – part 2
By Adam Cherubini
Pages: 22-25

From the August 2008 issue #170
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In the last issue of Popular Woodworking, I began making my first chair. I turned the back legs, and I shaped and bent the slats to make a “ladder-back” type chair. I admitted that I was a bit reluctant to try chairmaking. I felt the joinery was too complex for my skills. In this article, I’ll complete the chair frame’s joinery and we’ll see how I did with the challenging joinery.


From the August 2008 issue #170
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