The project was first announced in 2018, although Chris and Jennie worked on it since 2014. She was at it until the very end, but with her passing the project did not stop. In fact, it is its continuation that celebrates her life and work, and through the book she will be able to achieve new crop of woodworkers. The subject of the book is the chair, and while it seems like it is not unlike the chair built four decades ago, her methods were refined and techniques improved.
- While working on the third edition of “Make a Chair from a Tree,” Jennie Alexander died.
- Some techniques, such as steam-bending posts, were new at the time of earlier editions of the book.
- Drew Langsner says an Alexander chair is comfortable and looks even better in person than in photographs.
“Jennie’s methods were refined over 40 years, much like the chair itself.”