How to Make Willow Chairs

Follow Ernest Lewis in a step-by-step process on how to make willow chairs. Learn how to gather willow, tools needed for the job and willow chair design.



Willow chair
Handmade willow chairs can add a beautiful look to your porch or sitting area.
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Here, author Ernest Lewis shows how to cut all your pieces of willow stock to length. (Reference of Photo 2)
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Lewis shows how to complete the frame of the willow chair. (Reference of Photo 4)
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Lewis shows how to make left and right chair halves separately. (Reference of Photo 3)
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Use this diagram to see how to attach the seat of the willow chair. (Reference of Figure 1)
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Lewis shows how to make the headrest of the willow chair. (Reference of Photo 6)
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Finally, Lewis shows how to finish the frame of the willow chair. (Reference of Photo 7)
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Lewis shows how to make the arms of the willow chair. (Reference of Photo 5)
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