This cherry stick chair – one of my favorite designs – is for sale this week via a drawing. If you are interested in purchasing it, please read on.
This chair – built using black cherry from the Ohio River valley – is influenced by many gorgeous Welsh examples I have inspected during my travels. But I wouldn’t call it Welsh – it has far too much Kentucky DNA.
The chair’s seat is 16-7/8” from the floor. The overall height of the comb is 38-5/8”. The dramatic rake and splay of the chair’s legs make it ideal for a fireside, but the seat and back angle (14°) make it completely usable as a chair at a desk or dining table as well.
Thanks to the position of the armbow and comb, this chair provides nice lumbar support as well as supporting the shoulders. It is comfortable for a good long sit.
All the joints are assembled with hide glue, which allows the chair to be repaired many years in the future. All through-tenons are wedged with white oak. The finish is an organic beeswax and linseed oil finish, which is free of harmful solvents. This finish is easily repaired, should it ever become scratched or damaged.
All the chair’s parts have been split and sawn so the grain is as straight and strong as possible.
Purchasing the Chair
This chair is being sold via a drawing. The chair is $1,400 plus domestic shipping. (I’m sorry but the chair cannot be shipped outside the U.S.) If you wish to buy the chair, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, Dec. 30. In the email please include your:
- First name and last name
- U.S. shipping address
- Daytime phone number (this is for the trucking quote only)
After all the emails have arrived on Dec. 30, we will pick a winner that evening via a random drawing.
If you are the “winner,” the chair can be picked up at our storefront for free. Or we can ship it to you via common carrier. The crate is included in the price of the chair. Shipping a chair usually costs between $150 and $250, depending on your location.
Selling a chair via a drawing is one of the ways I’m trying to balance fairness and price. I want my chairs to be affordable to as many people as possible. But I also need to feed my family. So we are experimenting with a variety of methods to find ones that make both customers and me happy.
— Christopher Schwarz
19 thoughts on “For Sale: Cherry Stick Chair (via Random Drawing)”
I like the double stretchers in the carriage. Really adds to that over built look that I like. Also seems to soften the splay visually from the front. Maybe I’ll get more adventurous in my own work with regard to rake and splay, but for now I seem to be stuck in single digit angles.
I wish I could afford this chair, I’m not complaining about the price it’s worth it. It’s just out of my budget. Beautiful chair, I love your work.
Wow, it’s gorgeous!
“drawing?” “drawing?” Sigh, sometimes a person is just too tired to think: I was baffled by the “random drawing” bit, so I read through the post twice looking for the part explaining the parameters for the “random drawing” to be included in our messages… Hey, maybe that would be another approach you could try down the line?
Presumably they put the names in a bin and Bean will select the winner.
Is it possible to bribe a cat. Asking for a friend.
Yep, exactly the same befuddlement here.
Just to confirm, ALL of the sticks are Cherry?? No Oak among them except the wedges? Beautiful chair, easily one of my favorites-
It’s a beautiful chair.
Beautiful chair. Outside my budget but worth every penny.
Is the leg splay greater with this chair, or wider than those you typically make? Is there a “limit” to the angle of splay?
Nope. This is fairly typical rake and splay for me.
I don’t know what the limits are. I’ve seen more extreme examples out there that have survived.
I’d spend $50 for a chance to “win” it, if you found 27 more people like me you’d have the $1400, and one of us 28 people would be very happy. I don’t know if that’s legal though
Raffles (for profit) are not legal in all country jurisdictions – they are considered a “game of chance.” (They are mostly fine for non-profit organizations, however.)
So I don’t want that headache, I’m afraid.
I think anyone with a family could attest they’re a not-for-profit enterprise! Feeding a few teenagers will definitely put you deep in the red.
But seriously…have to echo the other comments — beautiful work.
The splay of the legs of this chair is a wonderfull sight to behold.
A frenchman you unknowingly encouraged to grab a chisel.
The beauty is obvious. The leg splay is sexy enough, apparently, to impress the French. That’s saying something. How does it sit? I’m an old geezer thinking about something I can spend hours in, solving shop problems, drinking bourbon and contemplating life, then pass on to my children. I’ve sat in a lot of lousy chairs in my 68 years, and I’ve had enough of that. Though I can’t afford it right now, I may be able to commit to an heirloom like this somewhere down the road. Since I’m not in the running for your drawing at this point, I’d understand if your reply is brief or none. Great respect nevertheless for your skill as a maker and a writer.
Well, I just reread your description and now I’m embarrassed to admit that in my first read I missed the details on how, in fact, it sits. Got it. Wish I had the dough.
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