An occasional journal about wood, willow and craft
Monday, 16 May 2011
One of the nicest things to do with green wood is (in my opinion) the making of chairs. Strong, light, beautiful, functional; many of the characteristics a craftsperson aims for can all be seen in a well made chair.
This is one of a pair I made recently from sweet-chestnut. The back legs are steam bent and the pattern for the back slats is copied from an old chair given to us by a friend. Lin has done a lovely job on the seating, which is willow, quite unusual and uncommon but it works really well and is very comfortable as well as strong. I'm rather fond of this one so am keeping it, and it looks rather fine in the kitchen.