I have been thinking about this chair design for 25 years so it is good to finally make one that I am happy with. The only problem is that it is designed as a stacking chair, and only one exists so far. In theory it is a stacking chair. It is made from Ash, and has a slightly springy seat. The legs are hollow so it is lighter than it looks.
Ash bark has some very distinctive lichens especially where it is not in shady woodland. This Ash is very fast grown, producing dense timber with high strength, but also greater shrinkage when drying. It was planted 20 years ago near Debenham.
I made this chess set from a holly tree in Framlingham, board edged with Oak, and a box in Cherry.
Studio 90 is in Rendham next to the cafe. Crafts and paintings 25 Nov – 3rd Dec 10 am – 5 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
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.
Special order of 6 red No.1 chairs
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.