If you’ve ever wanted to build an Arts & Crafts Rocker, than Woodcraft magazine’s November 2010 issue (Volume 6, No. 37) is just for you! The cover story, written by furnituremaker, writer, and instructor Matthew Teague is an excellent article on how to build his Stickley and Greene & Greene inspired Arts & Crafts Rocking chair.
Matthew is former Managing Editor at Fine Woodworking who now builds furniture in his Nashville, TN studio. His work has exhibited at the Tennessee State Museum and the Knoxville Museum of Art. He is the author of Getting Started in Woodworking: Projects for Your Shop (Taunton Press, 2005) along with other articles in Fine Woodworking, Outside Magazine, Woodcraft, The Inspired House, and Field & Stream
A challenging project, Matthew’s rocker will introduce you to some chairmaking challenges such as canted and curved backs. His project also includes through tenons, making and working with templates, and a threaded-rod joint he learned from fellow furnituremaker Alan Daigre. Woodcraft Magazine pulls the project together with online access to Matthew’s patterns. But the skill building doesn’t stop there, they also include a second article, by Matthew, on how to upholster a slip seat.