Building a Roorkhee chair is one thing. Assembling it without looking like a lowly private is quite another.
In the October 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, I showed you how to build the chair, however there wasn’t enough space to show you how to best strap the thing together in the field. Everyone who has tried it has succeeded – it’s not that hard – but it takes a few times before you can do it with panache. And with a cup of tea in one hand.
I’m assembling six Roorkhee chairs this weekend to send out to customers and shot this short video for them – and for you – to show you how I assemble them.
I’m sure someone out there has an even faster or classier way to do this. If so speak up.
— Christopher Schwarz
For more on campaign furniture, see Chris’s article in the August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.