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Making a Bentwood Chair ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here at Wilderness Wood, East Sussex, expert weaver Dominic Parrette teaches a group the craft of making bentwood chairs from coppiced willow. He shows us the materials, tools and techniques needed to bend and fix the wood to produce grand armchairs.

Posted in: Craft, Traditional Skills ~ On: 6 January, 2014

8 comments so far

January 7, 2014

Bentwood chairs have a very long tradition just check up Thonet-chairs. Only need to think of the No. 14 the classical bistro chair since the late 19th century.

January 20, 2014

am disappointed to see you using nails and power tools but still a nice vid

jeri baisden
March 31, 2014

what else would u use

March 31, 2014

Traditional woodcraft skills… like i said still a nice vid but the modern day shortcuts kinda spoiled it for me, I'm old fashioned i guess.

jeri baisden
March 31, 2014

aha no problem with that im new at these kinds of things that's why I said that I was just curiouse what you would say lol

March 31, 2014

wooden dowels not nails etc… i think you get it

March 31, 2014

still good work though

Alter Ego
September 16, 2017

nice  🙂

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