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xx   CHAIR

Profile of Hans Wagner, a modern master of furniture design, particularly chairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 36

Designing chairs. Part 1. How to use paper and pencil to draw chairs. Exploring the basics of chair design.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 56

On making chairs comfortable. How to fit the seat to the sitter. A look at human anatomy and chair design.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 68

On pleasing the eye. The visual language of chair design.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 80

Modular chairs around a standard seat. Kenneth Smythe has developed a standard seat and backrest system that is consistently comfortable while still affording great flexibility in designing the rest of the chair.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 68

Seat-of-the-pants chair design. A scrap wood mockup solves basic design problems.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 72

The custom-fitted chair. An exploration of ergonomics. Includes tips on jigs used to design and construct sculpted Danish-style chairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 42

Design a chair that fits like a glove. How to construct and use an adjustable chair-fitting rig that makes it possible to tailor a chair's contours and size to fit a specific individual.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 88
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 6

Mock-ups quicken the design process for chairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 58

Tips on making working drawings of an antique Queen Anne armchair from photographs and a mockup.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 15

Armchair joinery details include (1) sliding dovetail to attach arm posts to seat apron and (2) mitered tenon where arm meets upright.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 100

Tip on constructing a false miter joint between a crest rail and post on a spindle chair.
HOME FURNITURE #6 Spring 1996 pg. 52

A stronger mortise-and-tenon joint between a chair front rail and side rail is achieved by using a leg tenon to lock the joint.
HOME FURNITURE #8 Oct 1996 pg. 31

Special chair, with adjustable slats, is used to design the most comfortable profile for a specific person. The person sits in the chair while the slats are moved in or out to correctly conform to that persons body. The resulting profile is then incorporated into the finished chair.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 50

Woodworkers' standards. Seating and tables. A summary of the design and dimension standards established over the years by the furniture and wood industries, and by furniture designers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 54

Chairmaker shares his modular template system which can be combined in many ways to make a variety of different chairs.
WOODWORK #16 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 34

Taking down the plans of a chair. Graham Laird describes the techniques used to prepare plans from an existing chair.
WOODWORKER #1028 Jul 1979 (v.83) pg. 373

Back numbers. Good chair design puts comfort and posture first. A look at the ergonomics of chair design.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 666

Form and function. Designing and constructing dining chairs that appeal in style, comfort and proportion. Design influences include Rietveld, Mackintosh, and Gimson.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 620

Chair design. Part 1. Looking for robustness, comfort and elegance when designing a dining chair.
WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 832

Chair design. Part 2. Construction details.
WOODWORKER Sep 1991 (v.95#9) pg. 936

Chair design. Part 3. Using a tenoning jig to solve a construction problem involving angled joints.
WOODWORKER Oct 1991 (v.95#10) pg. 1014