The shape of the front leg follows the grain in the Ash tree. When the leading shoot of the young tree is eaten by a deer a side shoot takes over and creates this pattern. If you split the tree in half 25 years later and season it for a year you get a right leg and a left leg. There are 9 grown bends in this design, and 25 steam bent parts.
All Dan Hussey chairs are signed underneath.
Blackthorpe BarnArmchairs, Ash, chair, chairs, craftshop, steam bending, Uncategorized
I will be at Blackthorpe barn this weekend. It’s just off the A14 east of Bury St Edmunds. All British crafts. www.blackthorpebarn.com
Exhibition of chairs and paintingsArmchairs, chairs, steam bending
64 Thoroughfare Woodbridge
11th – 17th October 10am – 5pm
Ash ArmchairArmchairs, Ash, chairs, steam bending
Ash wood has a big difference between the spring and summer growth producing grainy patterns. On this Armchair the light grey stain finish helps to show the attractive patterns. Ash is a very hard wearing unfussy material.
ArmchairArmchairs, chairs, steam bending, Uncategorized
Some lovely Sweet Chestnut in this Armchair just finished £575
Looking forward to showing my chairs at the Westleton Wild Flower Festival Sunday 29th July 2018
Wood Fair 2018 19th & 20 MayArmchairs, chair, chairs, steam bending, wood fair
It’s the Weird and Wonderful Wood Fair this weekend 19th & 20th May weird and wonderful wood fair . I will be there with 4 chair designs including the new stacking chair,
Armchair with CushionArmchairs, Ash, chair, chairs, craftshop
I have had a cushion made specially for this Ash Armchair with grey finish. It’s at Craftco in Southwold, the Great Eastern Craft Cooperative started 30 years ago.
New Armchair DesignArmchairs, Ash, chair, chairs, Uncategorized
This chair and 2 other designs in Ash & Sweet Chestnut will be on my stand at the Norfolk Show 28th & 29th June in the ‘Forestry & Wood village’. I will be demonstrating chair making and talking to anyone interested, and also taking orders.