Drawing on the best of both American and British chair–making traditions, this is a superb practical guide to making the kind of classic regional chairs created by individual craftsmen, small family concerns, and groups of chair makers in the 18th and 19th centuries. With detailed plans and step–by–step instructions for 14 timeless country designs, ranging from a Shaker rocker to a Windsor scroll-back chair, Making Classic Country Chairs will show you how to craft beautiful pieces that will be treasured by generations to come. Generous illustrations, including color photos of finished projects as well as specific techniques, complement the clearly written text. Among the featured designs are: Windsor chairs (scroll–back and bamboo), two–row spindle–back chair, New England child’s chair, platform rocking chair, Shaker rocker, and Morris armchair. In addition, the book offers a useful introduction to basic chair–making skills, equipment, and specific construction techniques, such as spindle–turning, seat–weaving, steam–bending, and joinery.