Meet Jennie Alexander, who started a chairmaking revolution with her comfortable chairs made from a tree. Whether you know it or not, Jennie Alexander used to go by John Alexander, a change in gender she made in 2007. Make a Chair from a Tree: An introduction to Greenwoodworking With John Alexander Traditional chairmaker John Alexander demonstrates how to make a delicate yet rugged chair that will last for generations. Traditional chairmaker John Alexander demonstrates how to make a delicate yet rugged chair that will last for generations.
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. Back when I started green woodworking, chairs were my thing. I learned them first from John (Jennie) Alexander’s book Make a Chair from a Tree, then slightly later from Alexander first-hand. Make A Chair From A Tree DVD with John Alexander – Rustic Furniture DVDs sold at Highland Woodworking.
So I called the author, John Alexander, a chairmaker in Baltimore, who told me he didn t have any copies for sale either. We had a nice chat, in the course of which he suggested that since I lived in Vermont, all I had to do was go talk to Dave Sawyer, who could tell me everything I needed to know about making a chair from a tree. For sale – Make a Chair from a Tree: An Introduction to Working Green Wood by John D. Alexander, Jr. A Video Review by Robert Bradley. Title: Make a Chair From a Tree Star: John Alexander Published by: Greenwoodworking 1406 Eight Street Baltimore MD, 21230 This is a low-key, technique-rich video describing the proper sequence and use of hand tools to make a post and rung chair from green wood.
Make A Chair From A Tree
Jennie (John) Alexander taught Post and Rung chairmaking for 25 years at his shop in Baltimore and around the country. During that time, he has refined and simplified the process! The construction of the chair incorporates wet and dry mortise and tenon joinery and interlocking joints that result in an elegant, but simple chair that will last for years. Re-forestation: How to Make a Tree from a Chair. I was first in woodworking school taught by John Alexander, author of the book Make a Chair from a Tree. Make a Chair From a Tree – A look at the process of making traditional greenwood chairs with John Alexander Traditional chairmaker John Alexander demonstrates how to make a delicate yet rugged chair that will last for generations.