This cherry six-stick comb-back chair features some new elements that I’ve been experimenting with during the last six months, including hexagonal legs, a mitered arm bow and splayed back sticks. This particular example is set up as a chair for dining or working at a desk, with a fairly upright back at 11° off the seat.
The back is not a simple arc. Instead, it is two arcs that terminate in a flat at the back of the chair. As a result, I think this chair is particularly comfortable.
The seat is 16-1/2” off the floor, so it is ideal for all sitters. The lumbar support is there, but it has been tempered for sitters who aren’t crazy about lots of lumbar support.
Like all my chairs, this one is assembled with hide glue and wedges. So it will be easy to repair by future generations. The finish is a homemade mix of linseed oil and beeswax and is completely safe – and also easy to renew or repair in the future.
The cherry is from the Ohio River Valley and was split and sawn to provide dead-straight grain on the sticks, stretchers and legs.
This chair is being sold via a random drawing. The chair is $1,400 plus domestic shipping. (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 Wednesday, March 2. 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 March 2, 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
10 thoughts on “Cherry Comb-Back Stick Chair for Sale”
This is a beautiful chair, Chris. The 3-piece arm bow with the flat middle section and the increasing splay of the back sticks all look fantastic.
I am really tempted to enter more than once; is that prohibited, or just in bad taste?
I like the flat middle section on the back. I also like the wider, tapered comb. And do those outside spindles curve outward, or is it an optical illusion. I love the curve if they are.
That cherry wood chair is visually one of your best yet, in my opinion. I think you are well on your way to being a good vernacular chair maker. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures.
I think you meant hexagonal stretchers? Chair looks great!
The stretchers are octagons. The legs are hexagons, which is why they look heavier.
I see now, I was wondering why the legs looked more stout than usual. I got my number of sides mixed up…
that is a very sharp chair. If you were to offer a video or online instructions for purchase on how to make the mitered arm bow, I would purchase it. I have struggled on how to do this. More precisely, how to do it well.
I love love love the mitered arm bow.
Another fine piece of work and I really like the photos. Would you consider posting how you set up and take photos of your work? I struggle to take decent photos of my projects.
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