This stick chair is one of a series of “scrapple” chairs I’ve been making during the last month, using up beautiful extra chair parts that have been sitting around for as long as five years.
Because I was constrained by the parts on hand, I had to devise a new chair design that made all these elements work together. I am pleased with the result, both the way it looks and sits. Here are some details about the chair:
The seat is 17-3/8” from the floor and the seat tilts back about 1” from front to back. The back sticks tilt back at 16°. The combination of these numbers creates a chair that is good for both dining and lounging. The chair has strong lumbar support – some people like that and some don’t.
The chair is made from oak (the undercarriage), poplar (the seat), ash (the sticks) and cherry (the arms and comb). All the joints are assembled with hide glue so the chair can easily be repaired many years in the future. The finish is a blue acrylic paint, which is durable and has a nice low sheen.
This chair represents a swing back into using contemporary details, including crisp bevels and a very smooth finish.
If you are interested in purchasing this chair, here are the details.
This chair is being sold via a random 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 email@example.com before 5 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, Feb. 9. In the email please use the subject line “Chair Sale” and 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 Feb. 9, 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.
— Christopher Schwarz