Outside of family things (like going to see Katy Perry. No, really. Shut! Up!) I have only two goals for 2011. And one of them is woodworking-related. That is simply to build a Welsh stick chair – one just like in the photo. That photo is of a chair built by Drew Langsner, and posted in Peter Follansbee’s blog, in this darned link that I can’t get wp to let me insert cleanly: link http://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/extra-curricular-woodworking-welsh-style-chair/
I’ll not repeat a lot of what Peter posted about them. But just to say that I’ve already read (and own) both the books, and what little else I can find on the internet about this kind of chair. I really like the form of this low-backed version. But I’m not too sure about the tall-back chairs. I like the less formal look compared to the American Windsor chairs. And another thing I like about them is that there’s a lot more variety in them than the Windsors. According to Brown every maker made them a little different from the next.
So there you have it. I’ve put this intention out there to help give it a little momentum. There’s a really good woo woo word for that which I can’t think of right now.