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"Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck"

This detailed step-by-step book will take you through building your first 2-slat Appalachian-ladder back style chair, 3-slat side chair, 4-slat arm chair and 6-slat rocker. The book clearly illustrates the bending forms that need to be built, the hand and power tools required, and how each of these are used to create a finished heirloom-quality chair that will last for generations. The wood technology section of the book explains the importance of understanding how differential moisture content between legs and rungs enables the joints to be mechanically locked with wood shrinkage during chair assembly. The oil finishing section illustrates how to properly finish and care for your chair after it is built.

This book is available in two formats; hard-cover and soft-cover.