One of the best parts of this job is getting to meet great woodworkers, guys who have managed to make a living doing what the rest of us do for fun. We feature woodworkers now and then in Popular Woodworking Magazine in articles we call “Great Woodshops.” One of my favorites is a gentleman I mentioned in a post last week, Brian Boggs. We did a story on Brian in the February 2005 issue, when his shop was just down the road from us in Berea, Ky. Since then Brian has relocated to Asheville, N.C., and expanded his horizons with what he calls the Boggs Collective. I came across this video this morning, and thought it worth sharing. If you’re not familiar with Brian’s work, it is well worth a look.
Brian combines tradition and innovation and makes chairs that sit well and look fantastic. If you’d like to spend time with him, pick his brain and go home with a great chair, he teaches a few classes at his shop in Asheville.
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