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.
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
64 Thoroughfare Woodbridge
11th – 17th October 10am – 5pm
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.
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
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,
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.
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.