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The Chris Schwarz Blog

More Chairs of Necessity More Chairs of Necessity
Peter Follansbee, one of the authors of “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree,” dug up some photos of historical examples o...
Naked Necessity Naked Necessity
Earlier this week, contributing editor Suzanne Ellison suggested a short QA on early seating furniture, which she has...
The 17th-century World of Sitting The 17th-century World of Sitting
From Randle Holme III’s “Academy of Armory,” which he began in 1649. As republished in Living and Working in Seventee...
2nd Printing of ‘Campaign Furniture’ & Other News 2nd Printing of ‘Campaign Furniture’ & Other News
We’re going back on press for a second printing of “Campaign Furniture” with a few corrections and a slightly differe...
Sandpaper and Shaved Legs Sandpaper and Shaved Legs
When I make early chairs, I prefer a surface finish for the legs and spindles that is faceted and created by shaving ...

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