Ladderback Chairs Display
by Russ Filbeck
Palomar College
October 2005

President Carter | ChairsChair Making Tools


Russ Filbeck of the Cabinetry and Furniture Technology Department creates beautiful ladder-back chairs.


He recently completed a Sabbatical Leave in which he produced a DVD showing the various steps of hand forming this type of chair.

President Carter

Russ presented President Jimmy Carter, a fellow woodworker, with a ladder-back chair. He also gave special items to Roslyn Carter that he had made.
President Carter wrote the foreword for Mr. Filbeck's book.

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Some of the Chairs

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Six-slat ladder-back rocking chair.

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Chair Making Tools

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Rocker bending forms.

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Come to the Palomar College Library in San Marcos
to view the interactive DVD on "How to Make a Ladder-back Chair."

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Visit the department website: www.palomar.edu/woodworking

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