This lost art was rediscovered by the author of this book, John Alexander. Alexander promises a third edition of the book. If the idea of making a chair from a tree interest you, the Greenwoodworking website is worth checking out. Make a Chair from a Tree has 11 ratings and 1 review. When a tree is felled, the wood is green and is easy to cut, split, shave and shape. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book starts in the woodlot, wedging open a piece of green oak, and it ends in the shop with mixing your own paint using pigment and linseed oil.
A decade or so ago, a friend showed me his copy of a book called Make a Chair from a Tree. Now who could possibly resist a title like that? If you have even a passing interest in cutting down a tree and making a chair out of it, you need this book. Well, you may not need it, but this book will greatly smooth out your learning curve. AbeBooks.com: Make a Chair from a Tree: An Introduction to Working Green Wood: Trade paperback (US).
The book has its roots in John (now Jennie) Alexander’s classic Make a Chair from a Tree, an important early introduction to traditional techniques for riving green wood for furnituremaking. Print book. English. 1994. Enlarged edition. Mendham, N.J.: Astragal Press. 2. A blog about woodworking, chairmaking, turning and furniture making.
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By Jennie Alexander & Peter FollansbeeAuthor of the 1978 text Make a Chair from a Tree An Introduction to Working Green Wood, now out of print, Alexander has teamed up with Follansbee to write this book on the joint stool. The end of October saw the launch of a new book by Robert Penn called ‘The Man who Made things out of Trees’. Tagged: Ash trees, chainsaw, Chair-making, Green Woodwork, Living Wood, Mike Abbott, Rob Penn, Robert Penn, The Man who Made Things out of Trees. Discover the role light plays in your garden and how to make the best use of its energy. 00 bonus is in direct response to questions about how to grow Pooktre’s living garden chair.