The year of The Book
This year has been a good year of book buying for me. I have tried to expand my chair book selection and I think I just about got it. It started earlier this year with the wonderful book by Peter Galbert "The Chairmakers Notebook".
This is the best book on Woodworking let alone chairmaking I have ever read.
Just recently I bought a few more that I feel are really worth the read.
Judith Miller also wrote the book on furniture, literally. If you ever want a comprehensive book on furniture her book would be it.
I have many books just solely about chairs and it might be a bit obsessive, but hey I am a chairmaker and there are worse things I could be obsessed with.
I would say that woodworking is my healthy obsession.
I decided about 15 years ago to study woodworking in depth, in particular chairmaking. I have come a long way and this year acquiring these books has been helpful.
I am not sure how interesting this blog will be to the average person other than to show I am batty about chairs, I guess that might be a good thing. There are many other books I have and a few I don't, contact me for a good list if you would like to know more.