Presented by Peter Galbert, you will see how chairs are made by hand and some examples of hand made chairs made right here in Sterling and the tools used. Sterling has a long and prestigious history of chair making with as many as eight chair manufacturers in the area. Many were scattered throughout West Sterling and Princeton including the Buck Chair Factory.
Peter Galbert lives and works in Sterling, Massachusetts and is a full time chair maker. Before specializing in green wood chair making he built custom cabinetry and furniture as well as museum displays.
Peter has taught at many craft schools around the country including the Penland School of Crafts, the North Bennet Street School, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Pe-ters Valley Craft School, Kelly Mehlers School of Wood-working, Highland Woodworking and the Arrowmont School of Crafts. Video produced by Ross Jones of Harvard Video Productions, Harvard, MA