WINDSOR CHAIRMAKING by James Mursell

WINDSOR CHAIRMAKING by James Mursell

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Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years.

It was written with a broad readership in mind.  Aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

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WINDSOR CHAIRMAKING by James Mursell

This book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years.

It was written with a broad readership in mind.  Aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

The first chapter of WINDSOR CHAIRMAKING covers the history and background of Windsor chairs.

Chapter 2 & 3 discusses the tools needed for Windsor chair making; the choice of woods and their pros and cons; and the necessary equipment, such as the steam-box. And all the techniques that are required for making Windsor chairs.

Chapters 4 & 5 contain detailed plans for two English and two American chairs. These chapters are aimed at those who are interested in both English and American Windsor chairs. Dealing with them together throughout the book for the first time.

Those who wish to make chairs in the same way that they were made in the 18th century will find chapter 6 particularly interesting.  It discusses the lessons to be learned from the tool marks left by an English maker on a chair dating from around 1750.

Chapter 7 covers design and looks at the subtle messages that can be sent out by a chair which can be interpreted in the same way as human body language.

Chapter 8 illustrates how the Windsor ‘form of construction’ can be applied to other types of furniture.

WINDSOR CHAIRMAKING by James Mursell is a hardback

Author James Mursell also makes fine special chairmaker’s tools such as his Travisher and Spokeshave.

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Weight820 g

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