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Chairmaker Don Weber offers a sample of how simple projects can spring from the forest and the sweat of your brow.
By Don Weber
Pages: 68-73

From the April 2004 issue #140
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Afew years ago, I needed a bedside table for my cuppa and a book on those rare “lie-in” mornings. The table was so simple to build that I now have similar tables all over my shop, including near my wood stove, next to my favorite chair and near my front door to hold a portfolio of my work for customers to see.

Like my Windsor and Welsh-style stick chairs, I make this table without machines and from wood harvested locally and split in the lot behind my shop and home.

If you’ll follow along as I build my latest table, I’ll introduce you to some of the tools of my trade and show you how they’re used. And, perhaps, pique your interest enough that you might want to give it a go yourself.

From the April 2004 issue #140
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