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Turning bent chair posts using a plywood bracket that provides an "off-center" centerpoint for the drive center.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 24

Build a heat box to shrink chair spindles slightly before assembling the spindle tenons. Swelling from the glue will then produce a very strong joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 12

Tilter (tilting ball) foot on Shaker chairs and its construction explained.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 16

Tip for leveling chair legs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 28

How to build modular seating units that can be chairs, footstools or a sofa. Units are wood boxes wrapped with foam and covered with fabric.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 47

How to build a chair from slotted angle iron, rope for cushion support, and a stuffed cushion.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1978 (v.10#3) pg. 52, 66

How to build "pillow system" chair units on plywood boxes with conduit furniture frames and cushions.
APARTMENT LIFE Jul 1978 (v.10#7) pg. 78

A tongue-in-cheek guide to buying the right chair.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1979 (v.11#6) pg. 60

Versatile buffet/chair/storage unit is a table surface over 7 ft. long, 24" high, and 24" deep. Four castered cube chairs (with storage areas inside) store beneath the table.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1971 (v.49#11) pg. 65

Photo shows how to make a sofa, chair and cube table from three sheets of plywood, foam padding and fabric to cover the cushions. Estimated cost for all three pieces: $91.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 74

Photo shows how to make a patchwork beanbag chair from 2"x10" strips of red, white and blue vinyl. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 25

How to build seating modules that can be used as chairs or grouped as a sofa. Frames are constructed from pine 2x4s with plywood for seat decks. Seat and back cushions are fabric-covered foam. Plans must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1975 (v.53#4) pg. 56

Photo shows the frame of a chair that can be built from 2x6 structural-grade lumber. Block cushions are added for seat and back. BH&G Project Plans are available. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 86

How to build a pair of easy chairs with solid sides made from 3/4" plywood. Seat and back are supported by webbing strung around dowels. Est. cost for two: $90.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 121

Two easy chairs. (1) Sunburst chair has sides of tapered wood slats. Est. cost: $76. (2) Slat and slot lounge chair has sides with four different shaped pieces of pine. Est. cost: $72.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 88, 162

Boxy, slatted chair and matching ottoman are constructed from 1x3s. Chair seat and top of stool are padded. Est. cost: $85.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 48, 56

Plywood occasional chair finished with black lacquer. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 58, 66

"Ziggurat" occasional chair is made from rough-cut 2x4s stacked on top of one another. Fabric-covered foam cushion is used for the seat. Est. cost: $68.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 36, 40

Modular contemporary furniture to build. Frame is built from plywood and particle board. Giant cushions filled with shredded foam are covered with zippered slipcovers.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 19 1980 (v.93#3) pg. 105, 150

Modular living room furniture made from slabs of foam glued together and covered with fabric. Diagrams shown for armless chair, corner module, and ottoman.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jan 4 1983 (v.96#1) pg. 78, 92

Four designer chairs you can make. (1) Triangle folding chair ($40). (2) Dowel chair ($65). (3) Laplander chair ($16). (4) V-Chair ($13).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 54

A look at projects you can make from Sonotubes (the large tubes used by contractors to pour concrete columns and footing). Sketches show how to make a tube bed for a child, chairs, footstools and planters, a desk and bookshelf unit, a clothes closet and a glass topped coffee table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 115

Chair, loveseat and couch to build from construction grade lumber using simple tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 56

Modular chair is constructed from plywood and pine. Build it to any suitable angle or width. Tip the chair to vary the height of the back as well as the seat length.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 114

Pattern for a combination shop stool and chair.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #257 Mar 1985 (v.35#3) pg. 116

Chair woods. Lessons from the past on choosing the right woods for the various chair parts (legs, stretchers, seats, backs). Well built chairs require the correct woods to be used.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 50

One hundred fifty years of bentwood furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 38

A one-piece chair is made from a 10-laminate sheet of slotted veneer. Requires the use of a large press and a particle-board mold. Includes plans for the 130,000 pound homemade press.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 46, 48

Two-board chairs. Plans and methods from a Swiss woodworker. Three styles shown.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 44

Knockdown furniture. Includes instructions for a platform bed, spiral stacking chairs, and leaning bookshelves which are supported solely by the wall and the floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 44

How to bore angled holes like those required when making spindle back chairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 76

Kerf-bent seats. A table sawn alternative to scooping. Make contoured wooden seats for chairs and rockers by forcing wedges into a flat blank thus forcing the wood to bend.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 30

Plywood chairs (called "Rock 'N' Roll" chairs). Slotted panels make springy seating. Several designs shown. Basic materials and building methods described, but not detailed.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 41

Making the Philadelphia-Chippendale pattern chair. It features a trapezoidal seat and back posts which curve and splay out upward from the floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 38
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 4
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 6

Tips on selecting a glue for chairmaking.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 6

Building a Chippendale chair. Accompanies an article on shaping the cabriole leg.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 86

Making a foursquare chair. Comfortable seating features a wrapped cane seat, curved and shapely parts, and simple right-angle joinery.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 36

Contemporary easy chair requires tenoning square rails to round legs. Jigs for accurately and consistently making multiple mortise-and-tenon joints are described.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 74

How to accurately mark the location and drill stretcher holes (round mortises) in the round legs of a stool or chair.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 20

Technique for interlocking round stretcher tenons when building Shaker slatted chairs.
HOME FURNITURE #2 Spring 1995 pg. 38

Mod chair.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 118

Build a high-post swivel chair like that developed by the Shakers around 1835.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #551 Apr 1974 (v.70) pg. 94

How to make a chair, dining table and small table out of standard 2x4 lumber. Some carving and tapering of the lumber gives a lighter feeling to the designs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #598 Mar 1978 (v.74) pg. 68

Chair-making the old-time way. Make a post-and-rung or "stick" chair from any straight grain wood using only 5 tools (axe, drawknife, shaving horse, auger and chisel).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 46

Easy-to-make "truss-worthy" chairs.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 152

Double-duty chair/ironing board. Seat and chair back swing up to form the ironing board.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 110

Fastener furniture. Glueless furniture is easy to put together, easy to take apart, but tough enough to survive daily living. Includes plans for a chair and a bookcase.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 114

Log bench, chair and stool carved with a chain saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.125#4) pg. 152

Colonial style sweetheart chair.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1970 (v.133#3) pg. 178

Do-it-yourself paper furniture. Table, chair and lampshade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 132

Trestle-style table has a 32"x49" top made from birch plywood and a frame made from maple. Matching chairs feature a swivel seat, lathe-turned pedestal and slatted back. Est. cost: $75 for table and two chairs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1976 (v.146#3) pg. 104

Chair, sofa and coffee table features sides and tops from laminated butcher block stock 2" thick. Chair and sofa have rubber webbing and fabric covered cushions. The coffee table has a 36" circular top. The styling is contemporary.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1976 (v.146#6) pg. 110

Back to rattan. A guide to fabricating furniture with this versatile building material. Instructions for a rattan loveseat and chair.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 93

Make wrought iron furniture without welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1965 (v.186#6) pg. 122

Build the "Superchair", a 40 " wide chair with a high back, built-in book storage, a reading light and book holder. The chair can convert to a bed. Designed by Ken Isaacs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1968 (v.192#3) pg. 160

A seating module, coffee table and storage grid (bookcase) built from 2x2 lumber bolted together. Designed by Ken Isaacs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 170

Danish-styled set of four pieces (chair, ottoman, cocktail table and settee). They are designed for either indoor or outdoor use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1968 (v.193#2) pg. 124

How to bend a chair from foamboard. Pattern included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1970 (v.196#2) pg. 106

Seven modern chairs formed from bending and laminating hardboard.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1970 (v.197#2) pg. 76

Wooden chair, with adjustable back and leg supports, is built from laminated strips of 3/4" plywood. Winner in the 6th annual plywood design contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1982 (v.221#2) pg. 98

Round table (24" diameter) and two chairs made from 1/2 sheet of plywood. Reminiscent of old-fashioned ice cream parlor furniture. Winning design in PS/APA contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 84

Ozark post-and-rung chair features a low back, hickory construction, and a Shaker-tape woven seat. A traditional seat that is good for guitar players, children, and your lower back.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 34

Chair and/or coffee table features slat top construction.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1964 (v.35#5) pg. 36

Two Dutch seats.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.35#10) pg. 88

Space and dollar streching ideas to make any room a multi-living space. Instructions for making a variety of tables, shelves, room dividers, light fixtures and seating platforms included.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 27 1978 (v.41#8) pg. 112, 186

Leg-rail joinery. Two time-tested techniques that will keep your tables and chairs sturdy for years to come. (1) Wood corner blocks. (2) Mortise and notched tenon.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 34

Reproduction of a Harvard Shaker chair (circa 1850) is built from 16 dowels and 3 back slats. A single jig facilitates cutting the mortises and slots. Tenons are cut using a router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 38
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 15

How to carve a classic back splat or baluster for chairs.
WOODCARVING #26 May 1996 pg. 37

Two styles of contemporary chairs (one with arms and one without) use the same basic pattern and design. Built of 5/4 oak, with wooden back and seat, which are upholstered over.
WOODSMITH #2 Mar 1979 pg. 6

Bending form for Shaker-style chair back posts.
WOODWORK #34 Aug 1995 pg. 39

The Welsh stick chair. Reproduction of a 12th century chair with tapered octagonal legs, a adzed elm seat and semi-circular armrest that is supported by 12 spokeshaved spindles.
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 37

Construction of the Enfield chair, based on those made at the Enfield, Connecticut, Shaker community in the mid-19th century. Chair can be made with or without arms.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 64

Subtleties of 17th century joinery when making a post-and-rung chair. An explanation of how to rive boards for green wood joinery and guidelines for working with green wood.
WOODWORK #47 Oct 1997 pg. 22

Making Shaker chair tilters, wooden buttons that fit into sockets of rear chair legs.
WOODWORK #47 Oct 1997 pg. 30

Photos illustrate the use of a plunging router in the making of reproductions of Chippendale chairs. Some unique joints for stretcher rails and arm support are illustrated.
WOODWORKER #1015 Jun 1978 (v.82) pg. 250

Bergere style settee and lounge chair in limed oak (circa 1759-1803).
WOODWORKER #1018 Sep 1978 (v.82) pg. 406

Two designs for upholstered, round-back easy chairs. One features cabriole legs and the other has square, tapered legs.
WOODWORKER #1018 Sep 1978 (v.82) pg. 417

Details for building a Carver chair in iroko wood. This chair features many interesting joints, most of which remain visible.
WOODWORKER #1032 Nov 1979 (v.83) pg. 620

Country chairs and chairmaking. Part 4. Steam bending of wooden components. Includes diagrams of homemade steamers and formers (jigs).
WOODWORKER #1040 Jul 1980 (v.84) pg. 458

Tips on joints to be used in a shield-back chair to achieve maximum strength.
WOODWORKER #1089 Aug 1984 (v.88) pg. 476

Construction details for farthingale chairs (circa early 1700's).
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 569

The other way of making chairs. A look at peg-leg, sgabelle, spindle, stick , spinning, Orkney and slab-back seats. Includes detailed construction and carving details for a four-legged plank-back stool in the European folk tradition.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 586

Old-time spinning chair is used as the pattern for a nursing chair (for changing diapers) and children's back-stool. This solid-wood chair features a storage drawer under the seat.
WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 761

Build a traditional English "country chair" in the style of Philip Clissett (circa late 1800's). Features a woven seagrass seat.
WOODWORKER Jun 1987 (v.91#6) pg. 496

An unusual spinning chair features a miniature drive wheel as part of the chair back.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 692

Build a strong chair and coffee table from one sheet of 12mm plywood. All joints are held together with leather lacing.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 790

Locating mortises in country chairmaking. Mortises can be centrally located on turned and bent-back chair legs using this simple, adjustable jig.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 167

Mastering Mackintosh. Advice on authenticity and practicality when making a series of Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair reproductions.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 792, 803

Chatter chair. Reproduction of an Elizabethan caquetoire or gossip chair.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1008

Sticking to chairs. Tips on making typical Welsh stick chairs.
WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 878

Making replicas of existing chairs is a good introduction to chair making and the use of templates and bevels.
WOODWORKER Feb 1992 (v.96#2) pg. 28

Pine chair. Four leg chair features square tapered legs, a shaped 2" thick seat, a back-riser with a hand cutout, and a simple shaped backrest. The styling blends well with both Early American and contemporary furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 6

2x4 furniture. Part 3. Club chair uses the same basic construction as the love seat (Jan-Feb 1980), but is shorter. Matching ottoman can also be used as a table by removing fabric cushion.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 12

Cottage or peasant's chair dates from 1920's. Features lathe turned legs and an elaboratly shaped solid-wood back with a hand-hold. Built from white oak.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 14

Moravian chair, a Pennsylvania Dutch design, features splayed legs and a key (wedged tenon) back.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 32

Greenwood chairmaking.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 66

Contemporary club chair also called the sheath-suite chair.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 15

Danish-inspired rocker and matching low-backed chair with walnut frames, rubber fabric webbing and loose seat and back cushions.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 18

Colonial style schoolmaster's chair features turned spindle legs, back and a swivel seat.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1968 (v.24#5) pg. 16

Oriental-style chair and footstool.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 14

Three basic modular furniture units, a seat, table and chest, that can be combined for many uses.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 40

Antique chair has two-part seat and a narrow backrest.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 20

How to build barrel furniture by making your own barrels. Includes instructions for making the staves and building a table, a chair, a bucket, and two styles of planters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 32

Spanish chair and stool are made from 2x2 and 2x4 stock. Chair has a scrolled back with three dowels. Stool has a seat of woven cowhide strips.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1975 (v.31#3) pg. 44

How to build a Queen Anne chair. Circular back and seat are upholstered in diamond tufts with buttons. A wooden rose crest is carved for the top of the back. Features cabriole legs.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 36

Modern design utility chair has upholstered back, arms and seat.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1976 (v.32#1) pg. 36

Painted Norwegian chair, circa 1675, is a reproduction of a chair in the Trondhejem Museum. Chair back and front stretchers are elaborately carved.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 28

Handsome corner chair has pierced back splats and a caned seat. Made of pine. Involves some lathe work.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 50

Four pieces of early American furniture are made from a single half-sheet of AD plywood. (1) Corner shelf. (2) Letter holder. (3) Stool. (4) Chair. Est. cost: $25.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 95

Chair made of staves has butcher block styling.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 4

Italian savonarola occasional chair copied from 15th century museum piece found in Nelson Art Gallery (Kansas City, MO).
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 118

Photos of "creature-like" chairs built by Fred L. Saunders. No instructions, but enough information from pictures for the talented artist to duplicate the concepts.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 72