Chairman of the boards is all about Jeff Miller, a master wood worker and furniture builder. His studio is in Rogers Park, in what was once a post office turned bowling alley. He has been building chairs for more than 30 years and his book on chair building, "Chairmaking & Design" (in print from 1997 - 2004) is considered the "best book on chair design ever published". It now fetches up to $200. per copy on Ebay and will come back into print this December. Also from H&G this week:
Tribune Photos by Chris Walker
Snoop Patrol: Filmmaker Richard Linklater answers questions about his home and lifestyle - "Nah, I hate [stuff] like that. You know, things like chandeliers or sterling silver or fine-anything -- nah, I hate all that [stuff]."
Five ways:: to get a better deal...Lisa Lee Freeman, the editor of Shop Smart, gives her tips on saving while shopping.
Dishing: Lighter Lasagna: Low carb "lasagna" made with thinly sliced veg instead of pasta and turkey lasagna.
Diamond Baratta: The designers (and authors of "Diamond Baratta Design") give their tip for painted floors: Benjamin Moore's Porch and Deck Enamel - "It holds up phenomenally". They also give their top three white paint choices and the reason why they use fabric for walls.