Build a portable chair that will be passed down as a family heirloom! Designed in the 19th century, this chair collapses to a small bundle (like the inexpensive soccer chair in your trunk), but is both durable and beautiful enough to fit in with your living room furniture.
- Basic turning techniques—the simple steps to create the legs for the chair
- Simple, modern hardware options for this 19th-century project
- Selecting and working leather (even if you are new to it), using tools familiar to any woodworker
- How to add buckles and rivets to bring all the pieces together
- And more!
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Christopher Schwarz is a former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, where he worked between 1996 and 2011. He is now a contributing editor to that magazine and is the editor at Lost Art Press. He has produced numerous DVDs for Popular Woodworking and for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on traditional skills. He is also the author of the book, “Campaign Furniture” (Lost Art Press) and others.
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