Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What is a Ladderback Chair? How is it made?

Start with a green (freshly cut) log.  
Split it with a mallet and a froe.

Shape the legs and rungs with drawknives and spoke shaves, while sitting astride a shave horse.

Create beautiful wood shavings (great for kindling).

 Assemble the components (and celebrate!).

Shape and steambend the ladderback slats, add cloth tape to the seat, and voila!

Look like fun?  Join us for the next offering of Green Ladderback Chairs: October 7-13.  Mention this blog post and we'll give you $100 off!   Call Mark at 888-496-5541 for more info or to register.

(* Thanks to our model, Jeff Labanara)