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http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftr.fivefilters.org%2Fmakefulltextfeed.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.finewoodworking.com%252Fcategory%252Fchairs-benches-and-stools%252Ffeed%252F%26max%3D5&max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228955 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>This table relies on graceful curves and sheer planes instead of ornamentation. It can be made entirely with hand tools, or with the combination of machines and hand tools that Michael Cullen uses here. MDF templates are used to lay out the curves and cutouts in the legs. The joinery is a combination of haunched mortise-and-tenons and doweling.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/228955/011260064.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:33:01 +0000 Michael Cullen article Sleek and Shapely Coffee Table – FineWoodworking Hand-shaping brings out the beauty in this elemental piece http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg summary_large_image Hand-shaping brings out the beauty in this elemental piece Sleek and Shapely Coffee Table – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table Chairs, Benches And Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228577 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p><strong><em><a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Pull-Up-Chair-Mike-Dunbar/dp/1511716010/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=&amp;sr=”>Pull Up A Chair</a></em></strong> is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume covers 2007-2011. Below we feature an excerpt from Jan 15, 2011: Tennessee Chairmaker Frank Tabor.</p><p>2/8/17: We have a winner. James is the lucky winner. Come back for more great giveaways.</p> <p>1-15-11</p> <p><a href=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054823/image005.jpeg”><img class=”size-full wp-image-228579 alignleft” src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054823/image005.jpeg” alt=”image005″ width=”456″ height=”563″/></a></p> <p>To the left is a photograph of Tennessee chairmaker Frank Tabor. I know this because the photograph was once printed in a publication, or perhaps sent out by a news service. This is most fortunate; as otherwise, the subject would be anonymous. He’s known to us because the publication or news service attached information on the back that identifies Tabor, as well as the place and time. Curiously, the time was four days after I was born.</p> <p><a href=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054818/image006.jpeg”><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-228578″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054818/image006.jpeg” alt=”image006″ width=”456″ height=”343″/></a></p> <p>This typewritten info is shown in the lower photo. Anyone who has worked in a newsroom will recognize the editor notations written in pencil. I have not transcribed the text, as I think you can easily read it. Note that the typist misspelled Tabor’s last name, writing it as Taber. That error did not help me in my research.</p> <p>A Google search for Frank Tabor (as opposed to Taber) comes up with the same picture on file in the Tennessee State Library and Archive. The photo was also included in the 2004 book Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland by Michael E. Birdwell and W. Calvin Dickinson. They write about Tabor: “Chair making has a long tradition in the Upper Cumberland. Men such as Preacher Tinch would harvest and season timber, carefully selecting the proper wood to make a sturdy chair that would last for generations. The Frank Tabor family from eastern Cumberland County made ladder-back chairs from oak, selling them at the Lowe shop in Rockwood and Bilbrey’s store in Crossville. Using traditional hand implements – axe, adz, maul, drawknife, and plane – the Tabors produced chairs for more than 30 years. Frank Tabor learned the craft from his grandfather, who primarily made wagons. The patriarch made chairs on the side, which he hauled from Westel to McMinnville and points in between, trading for salt, coffee, and sugar.</p> <p>“To make a chair, Tabor first hewed out a log with an axe. Sections of log were split and further shaped on a shaving horse, and the spokes were dressed down with a drawknife and carving knife. Wood chisels expertly tapped with a hand maul hewed the legs. The slats for the chair back were split and shaped on the shaving horse with a drawknife and plane. Pieces of the chair were driven together with mallets without nails, screws, or glue. The finished structure was then bottomed with white oak splints. Simple, functional, and strong, the chairs were held together by the tension created as the wood continued to cure, made sturdier by the tight split oak bottoms. Tabor chairs proved so sturdy that a popular saying in the region was, ‘Always club your enemy with a Tabor chair ‘cause it won’t shatter when you flail him.’ Frank Tabor made chairs until his death in 1968.”</p> <p>The above quote reads like it was written by historians, rather than chairmakers. We have a much better understanding of Tabor’s process and would not make their mistakes. Tabor began by felling a tree with an ax, not hewing it. Wood chisels were not tapped with a hand maul to hew the legs. They were turned on a lathe as is obvious from the picture, and as the illustrated text recounts. We know that Tabor’s lathe was a foot powered lathe, and he only attached a small gas engine after losing one of his legs. I would like to know more about that detail and wish someone had recorded it. The historians also focused on something that always amazes me, as this is often written about my work. “He makes these strong, beautiful Windsor chairs without any nails.” Yeah, and your point is?</p> <p>I did love the line about flailing your neighbor with a Tabor chair, because when he goes down, he will be down for the count. The advice is so matter of fact, one wonders if beating people over the head with a chair is a regular activity in Cumberland County. When you go out on Saturday night, do you select a chair to bring with you? “I don’t think I’ll take a Dunbar chair tonight. Ralph Quick is in town. Better bring a Tabor chair; it won’t shatter when I flail him with it.” Tabor himself was more modest and merely claimed his chairs would last 60 years.</p> <p>The photo is important as it gives us so much insight into a tradition that has faded, that of rural chairmaking. Frank, who along with one of his legs, appears to have also lost most of his teeth, is sitting against a log building. Some of his tools are propped up behind him. He is sitting in a chair and has pulled another back towards himself. Drawknife shavings are heaped up around him.</p> <p>Do you remember the recent picture of the English guy caning a chair seat (8-15-10) that I identified as a staged photo? I am sure it also occurred with this picture. I know because I’ve gone through the same thing over and over, every time a newspaper sends by a photographer. “Let’s get a picture of you working. Take that chair and pretend to being doing something to it. Wait, let me sprinkle some of these shavings around.”</p> <p>In this case, the photographer said to Frank, “Let’s take that chair and go outside where there is more light. Sit there against that really quaint log building and pretend to be doing something to that chair.”</p> <p>“The chair is done, yer damned fool,” Tabor replies. “There’s nothin’ more to do, but put a finish on it.”</p> <p>“I know. I know,” the photographer answers. “Just pretend. Wait. Let me gather some these shavings scattered around the yard. I’ll pile them around you so it looks like you’ve been doing something. Wait. Wait. We need some tools. I like that club. It looks rustic. Fits right in.”</p> <p>“Damned citified idiot,” Frank mutters under his breath. “I’ll goof on him by doin’ somethin’ that makes no sense, like pretending to draw a line on this top slat. That way, any chairmaker who sees this pitchah will know I was havin’ this damned fool on.”</p> <p>Over the past couple of decades Frank’s rustic tradition has influenced the way some Windsor chairmakers present ours. That is too bad and these people should know better. Quaintness may appeal to some customers, but it is a perversion of our craft’s history. Windsor chairs were an urban chair, and had almost no association with Frank’s craft tradition.</p> <p><a id=”rcwidget_vtot4by7″ class=”rcptr” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e146318946/” rel=”nofollow” data-raflid=”e146318946″ data-theme=”classic” data-template=”5570be15bbd760130b386658″>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a><br/></p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:05:06 +0000 Michael Dunbar article Book Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike Dunbar – FineWoodworking Pull Up A Chair is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume … http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg summary_large_image Pull Up A Chair is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume […] Book Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike Dunbar – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway Chairs, Benches And Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=226744 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032-700×394.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center. Hurwitz refined the design in scale models and made a one-seat mockup to test the seat for comfort before he and his assistant built the real thing out of red elm.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/226744/011259032.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:51:15 +0000 article Museum bench – FineWoodworking Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg summary_large_image Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center Museum bench – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench Chairs, Benches And Stools Design

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http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.finewoodworking.com%2Fcategory%2Fchairs-benches-and-stools%2Ffeed%2F&max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228955 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>This table relies on graceful curves and sheer planes instead of ornamentation. It can be made entirely with hand tools, or with the combination of machines and hand tools that Michael Cullen uses here. MDF templates are used to lay out the curves and cutouts in the legs. The joinery is a combination of haunched mortise-and-tenons and doweling.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/228955/011260064.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:33:01 +0000 Michael Cullen article Sleek and Shapely Coffee Table – FineWoodworking Hand-shaping brings out the beauty in this elemental piece http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg summary_large_image Hand-shaping brings out the beauty in this elemental piece Sleek and Shapely Coffee Table – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table Chairs, Benches And Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228577 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p><strong><em><a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Pull-Up-Chair-Mike-Dunbar/dp/1511716010/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=&amp;sr=”>Pull Up A Chair</a></em></strong> is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume covers 2007-2011. Below we feature an excerpt from Jan 15, 2011: Tennessee Chairmaker Frank Tabor.</p><p>2/8/17: We have a winner. James is the lucky winner. Come back for more great giveaways.</p> <p>1-15-11</p> <p><a href=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054823/image005.jpeg”><img class=”size-full wp-image-228579 alignleft” src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054823/image005.jpeg” alt=”image005″ width=”456″ height=”563″/></a></p> <p>To the left is a photograph of Tennessee chairmaker Frank Tabor. I know this because the photograph was once printed in a publication, or perhaps sent out by a news service. This is most fortunate; as otherwise, the subject would be anonymous. He’s known to us because the publication or news service attached information on the back that identifies Tabor, as well as the place and time. Curiously, the time was four days after I was born.</p> <p><a href=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054818/image006.jpeg”><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-228578″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054818/image006.jpeg” alt=”image006″ width=”456″ height=”343″/></a></p> <p>This typewritten info is shown in the lower photo. Anyone who has worked in a newsroom will recognize the editor notations written in pencil. I have not transcribed the text, as I think you can easily read it. Note that the typist misspelled Tabor’s last name, writing it as Taber. That error did not help me in my research.</p> <p>A Google search for Frank Tabor (as opposed to Taber) comes up with the same picture on file in the Tennessee State Library and Archive. The photo was also included in the 2004 book Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland by Michael E. Birdwell and W. Calvin Dickinson. They write about Tabor: “Chair making has a long tradition in the Upper Cumberland. Men such as Preacher Tinch would harvest and season timber, carefully selecting the proper wood to make a sturdy chair that would last for generations. The Frank Tabor family from eastern Cumberland County made ladder-back chairs from oak, selling them at the Lowe shop in Rockwood and Bilbrey’s store in Crossville. Using traditional hand implements – axe, adz, maul, drawknife, and plane – the Tabors produced chairs for more than 30 years. Frank Tabor learned the craft from his grandfather, who primarily made wagons. The patriarch made chairs on the side, which he hauled from Westel to McMinnville and points in between, trading for salt, coffee, and sugar.</p> <p>“To make a chair, Tabor first hewed out a log with an axe. Sections of log were split and further shaped on a shaving horse, and the spokes were dressed down with a drawknife and carving knife. Wood chisels expertly tapped with a hand maul hewed the legs. The slats for the chair back were split and shaped on the shaving horse with a drawknife and plane. Pieces of the chair were driven together with mallets without nails, screws, or glue. The finished structure was then bottomed with white oak splints. Simple, functional, and strong, the chairs were held together by the tension created as the wood continued to cure, made sturdier by the tight split oak bottoms. Tabor chairs proved so sturdy that a popular saying in the region was, ‘Always club your enemy with a Tabor chair ‘cause it won’t shatter when you flail him.’ Frank Tabor made chairs until his death in 1968.”</p> <p>The above quote reads like it was written by historians, rather than chairmakers. We have a much better understanding of Tabor’s process and would not make their mistakes. Tabor began by felling a tree with an ax, not hewing it. Wood chisels were not tapped with a hand maul to hew the legs. They were turned on a lathe as is obvious from the picture, and as the illustrated text recounts. We know that Tabor’s lathe was a foot powered lathe, and he only attached a small gas engine after losing one of his legs. I would like to know more about that detail and wish someone had recorded it. The historians also focused on something that always amazes me, as this is often written about my work. “He makes these strong, beautiful Windsor chairs without any nails.” Yeah, and your point is?</p> <p>I did love the line about flailing your neighbor with a Tabor chair, because when he goes down, he will be down for the count. The advice is so matter of fact, one wonders if beating people over the head with a chair is a regular activity in Cumberland County. When you go out on Saturday night, do you select a chair to bring with you? “I don’t think I’ll take a Dunbar chair tonight. Ralph Quick is in town. Better bring a Tabor chair; it won’t shatter when I flail him with it.” Tabor himself was more modest and merely claimed his chairs would last 60 years.</p> <p>The photo is important as it gives us so much insight into a tradition that has faded, that of rural chairmaking. Frank, who along with one of his legs, appears to have also lost most of his teeth, is sitting against a log building. Some of his tools are propped up behind him. He is sitting in a chair and has pulled another back towards himself. Drawknife shavings are heaped up around him.</p> <p>Do you remember the recent picture of the English guy caning a chair seat (8-15-10) that I identified as a staged photo? I am sure it also occurred with this picture. I know because I’ve gone through the same thing over and over, every time a newspaper sends by a photographer. “Let’s get a picture of you working. Take that chair and pretend to being doing something to it. Wait, let me sprinkle some of these shavings around.”</p> <p>In this case, the photographer said to Frank, “Let’s take that chair and go outside where there is more light. Sit there against that really quaint log building and pretend to be doing something to that chair.”</p> <p>“The chair is done, yer damned fool,” Tabor replies. “There’s nothin’ more to do, but put a finish on it.”</p> <p>“I know. I know,” the photographer answers. “Just pretend. Wait. Let me gather some these shavings scattered around the yard. I’ll pile them around you so it looks like you’ve been doing something. Wait. Wait. We need some tools. I like that club. It looks rustic. Fits right in.”</p> <p>“Damned citified idiot,” Frank mutters under his breath. “I’ll goof on him by doin’ somethin’ that makes no sense, like pretending to draw a line on this top slat. That way, any chairmaker who sees this pitchah will know I was havin’ this damned fool on.”</p> <p>Over the past couple of decades Frank’s rustic tradition has influenced the way some Windsor chairmakers present ours. That is too bad and these people should know better. Quaintness may appeal to some customers, but it is a perversion of our craft’s history. Windsor chairs were an urban chair, and had almost no association with Frank’s craft tradition.</p> <p><a id=”rcwidget_vtot4by7″ class=”rcptr” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e146318946/” rel=”nofollow” data-raflid=”e146318946″ data-theme=”classic” data-template=”5570be15bbd760130b386658″>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a><br/></p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:05:06 +0000 Michael Dunbar article Book Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike Dunbar – FineWoodworking Pull Up A Chair is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume … http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg summary_large_image Pull Up A Chair is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume […] Book Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike Dunbar – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway Chairs, Benches And Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=226744 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032-700×394.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center. Hurwitz refined the design in scale models and made a one-seat mockup to test the seat for comfort before he and his assistant built the real thing out of red elm.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/226744/011259032.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:51:15 +0000 article Museum bench – FineWoodworking Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg summary_large_image Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center Museum bench – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench Chairs, Benches And Stools Design

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http://www.finewoodworking.com/category/chairs-benches-and-stools/feed/ Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=226744 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032-700×394.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center. Hurwitz refined the design in scale models and made a one-seat mockup to test the seat for comfort before he and his assistant built the real thing out of red elm.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/226744/011259032.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:51:15 +0000 article Museum bench – FineWoodworking Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg summary_large_image Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center Museum bench – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench Chairs, Benches And Stools Design http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/07/27/build-a-simple-stool http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2016/07/27/build-a-simple-stool <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05201438/011256058_build-a-simple-stool-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Each of Fabian Fischer’s stools has its own character. He makes them with hand tools from a variety of woods and leaves the tool marks that make them unique. Here he builds a comfortable stool sized to sit at a workbench. Simply change the height for different uses. You’ll learn how to shape the seat, form the legs and stretchers, including their mortises and tenons, and assemble the stool.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/2508/011256058.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 Fabian Fischer article Build a Simple Stool – FineWoodworking Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/07/27/build-a-simple-stool http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05201438/011256058_build-a-simple-stool-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat Build a Simple Stool – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05201438/011256058_build-a-simple-stool-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/07/27/build-a-simple-stool Chairs, Benches And Stools Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/02/10/how-i-make-a-rocker http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2016/02/10/how-i-make-a-rocker <!– video –> <figure class=”article__image–main”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05201106/011253082_maloof-rocker-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/></figure><p>Take a look back at this classic article from FWW #42, in which the celebrated furniture maker Sam Maloof explains how he makes his timeless rocker designs.</p> <!– Module CTA (Contains Email Form) –> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span> </div> <!– /__form –> </div> <!– /__cta –> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/20140/011253082.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <!– Review –> <!– Embedded Related Articles –> <!– Modal Slideshow –> <!– In-read –> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000 Sam Maloof article How I Make a Rocker – FineWoodworking <span style=”font-size: 10pt”>Take a look back at this classic article from FWW #42, in which the celebrated furniture maker Sam Maloof explains how he makes his timeless rocker designs.</span> http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/02/10/how-i-make-a-rocker http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05201106/011253082_maloof-rocker-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image <span style=”font-size: 10pt”>Take a look back at this classic article from FWW #42, in which the celebrated furniture maker Sam Maloof explains how he makes his timeless rocker designs.</span> How I Make a Rocker – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05201106/011253082_maloof-rocker-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/02/10/how-i-make-a-rocker Carving Chairs, Benches And Stools Carving – Sculptural Chairs – Rocking

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Tables & Chairs

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Tables and chairs of all kinds—hall tables, dining tables, coffee tables, side tables, benches, dining chairs, Adirondack chairs—are a central part of our homes and our lives. Fine Woodworking’s Tables and Chairs is designed to inspire you and help you build them. This special collection features 12 projects you can build, with advice from experts such as Christian Becksvoort, Kevin Rodel, Michael Pekovich, and more. 

In addition to the furniture projects, you’ll get tips on finishing, dealing with wood movement, working with curves and angles, and a gallery of inspiring pieces. Be sure to consult our list of videos and step-by-step video workshops that make it even easier to build your next table or chair.

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Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Plank Extra Long, 23-inches for Woodburning, Home Décor and Rustic Weddings

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Made from Basswood, this long version of the Country Plank measures 23-Inch. The rustic, natural bark is very popular in home decor settings. Use for sign making, woodburning and woodcarving techniques. Made in the USA.

Price: $13.99

  • Width between 7.00-9.00 inches
  • Solid Basswood
  • Retains the natural bark
  • Ideal for wood burning, carving or routing
  • Made in USA
  • Width between 7.00-9.00-Inch
  • Ideal for wood burning, carving or routing
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How I Make a Rocker

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Take a look back at this classic article from FWW #42, in which the celebrated furniture maker Sam Maloof explains how he makes his timeless rocker designs.

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Fonder Mols Unpainted Natural Round Blank Wood Slices (Pack of 50)

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· Looking for a unique and extraordinary craft idea?
Create your own unique necklace or Keychain! Draw or paint -do it as you like!
· We offer top quality original natural unpainted wood pieces.

Specifications
Wood Dimensions: Diameter betwween 3 to 5cm

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Keep it away from water.

Price: $16.88

  • Our Wood Slices Dimension is between Diameter 3 to 5 cm.
  • Pre-Sanded And Ready to Draw or Paint. Draw your love on it. Diy Work, Do It By Yourself to Create Unique fabulous arts with our wooden pieces.such as Necklace and Keychains. Excellent Craft Idea.
  • Made of Natural Cinnamon Tree Wood Pieces with Tree Bark and Its natural shape and texture are almost different from each case.
  • Just feel free to contact us if you have any problems with your order, retrun and refund will be authorised without any questions.
  • We also have larger size for our customer to choose:dimention between 6-8cm, dimention between 7-9cm, dimention between 10-13cm, just contact us for more information if you have interests on it.