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Having found out about the books, I had to check them out. Mr. Cherner indeed wrote books. Some very interesting and cool ones in fact. From what I can tell, he wrote 4 books. According to Chernerchair.com, which his sons run, he wrote: "Fabricating Houses from Component Parts" (1958) "How to Build a House for Less the $6,000" (1960), "Make your own Modern Furniture" (1953) and "How to Build Children's Toys and Furniture" (1954).
All of these books are very interesting to me, but of particular interest to me is the "How to Build a House for Less the $6,000". Now, don't get me wrong, I know that today your not going to get the materials for less than $6000, but I have to imagine that there are some very cool ideas in this book. Only, there is one small problem... The price tag for the book. From what I can tell online, the book sales for anywhere between $200 and $300 dollars. To collectors that may not seem unreasonable, but it's just out of my price range for the moment. Respecting the rarity and design quality of the book, I can see why it would fetch such a price. For me though, I'd rather buy more furniture wood.
Also, for more info on the Cherner Chair, Norman Cherner, and furniture that has been created by Benjamin Cherner, go to www.chernerchair.com
If your interested in buying any of Norman Cherner's books, below you will find links to what I've found offered online. These are all the links that I have found.
Links to purchase his books
Fabricating Houses From Component Parts (Hardcover)