Making Rustic Furniture - Paul Ruhman

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Make a Shaker-Style Chair, from Selecting the Sticks to Weaving the Seat

There's a long tradition in North America of making furniture from raw twigs and sticks. Paul Ruhman makes Adirondack-style furniture and in this download he shows how to choose the materials from saplings and use them to create beautiful chairs and other projects. You'll also learn how to:

- Design with twigs and sticks
- Choose parts
- Cut matching tenons
- Steam bend parts
- Weave comfortable seats

Paul Ruhman studied woodworking with sculptor and furniture maker Jon Brooks and then went out on his own. Since 1978 has been the high school woodworking teacher at Buckingham Browne & Nicholas School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Every classic Fine Woodworking video takes you right into an expert woodworker's shop. You'll see firsthand exactly how to do the work-the tools, the techniques, and the subtle rhythms of each process. Now reissued in a downloadable format, this timeless information is even more accessible.

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Media TypeVideo
Number of Programs1


Program Title Duration
Making Rustic Furniture 29:16
Total Time 29:16