David Walbert Hand-Tool Woodworking

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Side chair

Starting with a design by Christopher Schwarz, I arched the crest and added symmetrical but unevenly spaced spindles (or “sticks”). The result is simple but inviting and sits very comfortably, whether you are working at a desk or eating dinner. The example shown here is painted with two layers of milk paint, peacock over marigold, and finished with oil and wax.