Reading Chair 2007. Frances and I went to see Barbara Bestor’s house being built. Frances was really inspired and started to gather up scraps of wood that were lying around. She kept asking me, “Dad, can we build a house?” When we got home, we put all the scraps we had in the backyard and I told her the house was going to be small. She was disappointed. I suggested we build something else. Soon this reading chair took shape. She came up with the little stopper that holds the book open. That blew my mind. She was 4!