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xx   CHAIR

Shaker ladderback chair features a woven rush seat. Made from 2" kiln dried hard beech. Most of the chair is turned on the lathe. An ivory inlay (from broken piano keys) on tops of front and back legs provides a unique finishing touch.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1988 (v.11#6) pg. 43

Shaker "elders" armchair is a five-slat ladderback with a woven slat seat.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 38

Green woodworking. Description of a week-long chairmaking workshop in which the participants learned to make a ladderback chair with woven splint seats. Photos and diagrams illustrate the process.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 50

Description of the "bulb-shaped" joint used to join posts-to-rungs in ladder-back and Windsor chairs from the early 18th century till late 19th century.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 16

Convert an inexpensive factory-built chair into an "antique ladderback" by changing the finish and installing a different finial.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 28

Build a hardwood ladder-back chair with a sloping seat, raking back and curved slats for comfortable sitting. Features a woven seat of rush or oak splits.
PARENTS HOME Apr 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 2

Two woodworking projects that duplicate work done by Abraham Lincoln. (1) A bootjack. (2) A rustic ladderback chair with a woven splint seat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1979 (v.151#2) pg. 118

Captain's chair of Danish design features two back styles, plain or ladder-back.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1970 (v.196#1) pg. 133

Ladder-back dining chair. Curved back legs and curved slats are cut on the band saw and router table. Legs are joined with mortise and tenon joinery. Seats are plywood covered with foam and fabric.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 12, 18, 19

Ladderback rocking chair features steam-bent back slats and hand-shaved posts and rungs. The seat is woven splint.
WOODWORK #12 Winter 1991 pg. 44

Steaming advice. Tips on steaming and bending ash for ladderback chairs.
WOODWORKER #1033 Dec 1979 (v.83) pg. 747

Country chairs and chairmaking. Part 3. Ladderbacks. Includes diagrams for constructing ladderbacks and spindlebacks.
WOODWORKER #1038 May 1980 (v.84) pg. 312

Country chairs and chairmaking. Part 5. Rush seating of ladderbacks and spindlebacks. How to weave rush seats.
WOODWORKER #1042 Sep 1980 (v.84) pg. 582

Construction of a characteristic ladderback chair. Features 5 ladder rails and a rush-seat.
WOODWORKER #1079 Oct 1983 (v.87) pg. 603

Shaken not turned. Three sizes of Shaker ladder-back chairs to build. Circular posts are cut with a "rounder" instead of a lathe. Jigs for achieving the properly angled mortise-and-tenon joints described.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 600
Added Info WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 864

Clissett-style ladder-back rocking chair reproduction (circa 1890). Involves steam bending, angled jointing, and rush-seat weaving.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 44
Added Info WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 352

Ladderback-style chair doubles as a clothes valet in a bedroom.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 598

Gimson ladderback chair. A more refined version of the Clissett rush-seated chairs (circa 1888). This project is taken from the "Country Chair Making" book.
WOODWORKER May 1993 (v.97#5) pg. 35

Shaker slat-back side chair with a worsted-tape woven seat. Reproduction of a New Lebanon (NY) chair (circa 1830).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 26

Ladder-back chair modeled after a 1740 chair.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1963 (v.19#3) pg. 20