Roorkhee Chair Part 1.1 – more details.

I’ve had a request for more details regarding how I made my Roorkhee by hand.  This post is an attempt at that, but some what repeating info in the previous post.

There are many inspirational photos of Roorkhee Chairs to inspire your own Roorkhee project.  I collected a few here.  Hopefully these photos will inspire you to be free to make your legs in the way you’re most comfortable.  As in all things wood working, there are many ways to complete a project.

I made my chair out of some beautiful kiln dried Black Limba I found at Crosscut lumber.  My leather was from the now out of business Sheraton Leather.  My leather was 8 – 10 thickness.



Here are some additional resources that you might find helpful.

Roorkhee chair design

Assemble a Roorkhee Chair

Roorkhee Chair – Popular Woodworking

Now Available: Build a Campaign Chair Video


Roorkey Chair – Part One

I don’t own a lathe so, when possible I’ve been going up to Pratt Fine Arts and getting lessons from whomever will teach me .. so it’s going very slowly.  I tried speeding up the stretchers by the octagon method on the table saw, but I’m a serious novice when it comes to turning.

I started wondering if I could use my shave horse and draw knife to move things along.  I spent 6 days in my Windsor chair class shaping spindles so I might be able to pull it off.

Here’s what I did and you can be the judge.  I’ll put up more photos as things progress.  Oh, and by the way, I think this was really Jason Thigpen’s (@txheritage) idea.

More photos to come.


Bowl Carving Tool Chest

Here’s a quick picture summary on my Carving Tool Chest .. enjoy!

More glam shots.

Also, I used Burnheart sector for this project and here’s a quick clip on how to use it.