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Jack Hill’s Country Chair Making – Book Review

Jack Hill’s Country Chair Making – Book Review

When it comes to the world of woodworking and crafting, there’s a wealth of information out there, but not all books are created equal. Jack Hill’s “Country Chair Making Book” is one that deserves a second look.  Anyone interested in crafting traditional country chairs should pick up this book.

Jack Hill, a British master craftsman, brings to life the art of chair-making in this collection of plans and instructions featuring 13 traditional country chair plans with detailed instructions.  From simple stools to woven seat chairs and iconic Windsor chairs, the book showcases them all, complete with color photos.

What sets Hill’s book apart from other chair-making books is its focus on chairs that you’d often find handmade in the Appalachia mountains. If you have a penchant for rustic seating and want to create your own, this book is the perfect guide.

The insights provided within these pages shed light on the art of crafting these chairs, making it not only interesting but thorough. Hill’s instructions are easy to follow and likely to yield great results for those who wish to create their own unique chairs.

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Moreover, the book itself is a work of art. It’s visually appealing, including color photos add a touch of elegance to the content.

In conclusion, Jack Hill’s “Country Chair Making Book” is a delightful journey into the world of traditional chair craftsmanship. It’s a unique blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and practical guidance that sets it apart. Whether you’re an experienced woodworker or a novice looking to explore the art of chair making, this book is a valuable resource that deserves a place on your bookshelf.


I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.

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