Backwoods ChairmakersBackwoods Chairmakers
Backwoods Chairmakers
In Search of the Appalachian Ladderback Chairmaker By Andrew D. Glenn For more than 200 years, chairmakers in Appalachia built ladderbacks to sell to neighbors and the occasional tourist. It was a tradition that was handed down through generations. But with the rise of furniture factories and mechanisation, woodworker Andy D. Glenn wondered if there were any traditional chairmakers left. So...


£41.00 (VAT exempt)
Chairmaker's Notebook
Chairmaker's Notebook
By Peter Galbert Some words about Chairmakers Notebook from Chris Schwarz of Lost Art Press... Whether you are an aspiring professional chairmaker, an experienced green woodworker or a home woodworker curious about the craft, "Chairmaker's Notebook" is an in-depth guide to building your first Windsor chair or an even-better 30th one. Using more than 500 hand-drawn illustrations,...
£51.50 (VAT exempt)

Chairmaker's Notebook - Full-size Plans
Chairmaker's Notebook - Full-size Plans
For those woodworkers who prefer full-size plans, we now offer plans for the two chairs featured in Peter Galbert's book "Chairmaker's Notebook". The plans feature handmade full-size drawings of the following components of the fan-back and balloon-back chairs: Full-size turning patterns of legs, stretchers and posts - both bobbin and baluster forms. Full-size drawings of...
£22.00 inc VAT
Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John BrownGood Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown
Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown
by Christopher Williams “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams is the first biography of one of the most influential chairmakers and writers of the 20th century: Welshman John Brown. The book’s title of “Good Work” was an expression John Brown used to describe a noble act or thing. He once mused he wanted to create a “Good Work”...
£47.50 (VAT exempt)

The Anarchist's Design Book: Expanded EditionThe Anarchist's Design Book: Expanded Edition
The Anarchist's Design Book: Expanded Edition
Why is this book on sale? Basically Lost Art Press need some storage space as the floors are creaking in their new Anthe Building. Please visit the Lost Art Press Blog for more information. By Christopher Schwarz Most of the American furniture we celebrate as the pinnacle of design is overbearing, over-embellished and a monument to waste and excess. These high styles of furniture took hold...
£47.50 (VAT exempt)
The Stick Chair Journal - Issue No 1The Stick Chair Journal - Issue No 1
The Stick Chair Journal - Issue No 1
By Christopher Schwarz This is issue No. 1 of The Stick Chair Journal, which Lost Art Press planned as an annual publication to expand the universe of all things stick chair: More history. More plans. More techniques. Reviews of tools. And Big Thoughts. It is a supplement to "The Stick Chair Book." In this issue, you'll find: • A Lousy Way to Run a Railroad: An explanation...
£18.00 (VAT exempt)

The Welsh Stick Chair - A Visual RecordThe Welsh Stick Chair - A Visual Record
The Welsh Stick Chair - A Visual Record
by Tim and Betsan Bowen. Published by Pethe Press. The Welsh Stick Chair – A Visual Record by Tim and Betsan Bowen offers a useful resource for collectors, designers and makers of the stick chair and those interested in Welsh cultural heritage and folk art. The book is filled with images of over thirty different Welsh stick chairs, including two contemporary examples. It also illustrates...
£20.00 (VAT exempt)
Welsh Stick Chairs
Welsh Stick Chairs
By John Brown Welsh Stick Chairs is a small but mighty book. At 104 pages long, this book can be read in an afternoon, but it has changed the lives of thousands of woodworkers all over the globe. John Brown (1933-2008) was a chairmaker in Wales who specialized in Welsh stick chairs, a vernacular form of furniture that was typically made by the end users. Compared to Windsor chairs, Welsh stick...
£29.00 (VAT exempt)

Windsor Chairmaking
Windsor Chairmaking
by James Mursell This book is the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. James Mursell has written it with a broad readership in mind. It is aimed not only at existing Windsor chairmakers but also at those who are perhaps contemplating making their first chair. Detailed plans are included for two English and two American chairs. It is also aimed at those...
£27.50 (VAT exempt)