Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chairmaker's Mecca

For many of us who make Windsor chairs, Jonesborough Tennessee is a Mecca. Not because there is a treasure trove of antique Windsors, but because there is a treasure in Curtis Buchanan. This very unassuming and humble man has drawn many a Chairmaker, novice and experienced, to this beautiful little hamlet in the mountains of East Tennessee.

Down the gravel path, past his garden, is where the magic happens. This is where I am spending my week, learning from the man I consider to be the best. I will be writing more detailed posts on the class and my experiences during my time with Curtis, so stay tuned.


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  2. Oh, ok, I guess you meant genteel. Just be careful, there is a big difference between the two words!

  3. Interesting, I have been watching Curtis' videos on his website. Pretty cool. Hope you have a lot of fun. I wouldn't mind taking a class some day.