Update: This chair has been claimed.
This chair is the third (and final) in a series of old-school stick chairs built with a batch of local black cherry. This particular example is inspired by one of my favorite 18th-century Welsh stick chairs, which features thin back sticks that splay out to meet a thin comb.
This chair has been set up as an all-purpose chair – dining, keyboarding and relaxing. The back is angled 13.5° off the seat. The seat is pitched back about 1” from front to back. And the seat is 17” off the floor.
Like all my chairs, it is assembled using hide glue, so the joints are reversible should it ever need repairs. And like many early stick chairs, all the components are shaped by hand. The through-tenons on the arms and comb are knifed to shape and are a little proud. All the curves are shaped with spokeshaves, rasps and scrapers. The sticks are faceted by the planes and scrapers that shaped them.
The finish is a traditional organic linseed oil and beeswax finish, which will quickly take on a rich color. It’s important to know that the finish is not very durable, but it is easy to repair. With normal use, this chair will look better with some miles on it.
The chair is $1,400 plus shipping via common carrier (usually $100 to $225, depending on how remote you are). The crate is included in the price. If you live within 100 miles of Cincinnati, I am happy to deliver the chair for free. You also are welcome to pick it up at our storefront in Covington, Kentucky.
you are interested in the chair, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask all the questions you like, but the first one to say “I’ll take it,” gets it.
The next round of chairs will be in oak and have a Middle Earth flavor to them.
— Christopher Schwarz