We’re selling this cherry comb-back stick chair with a chunk of the proceeds going directly to The Chairmaker’s Toolbox to help the next generation of chairmakers and toolmakers.
I built this chair during the scholarship class last week in our workshop. It’s made from black cherry and is set up for general use – dining and keyboarding. It has nice (but not aggressive) lumbar support. The chair seat is 16-1/4” off the floor. The overall height is 37-1/4”
All the mortise-and-tenon joints are assembled with hide glue. The finish is a non-toxic blend of linseed oil and beeswax made in our workshop.
Because this chair was made in a fast-paced environment where I was juggling teaching and building chores, it has a few cosmetic flaws. But it is structurally perfect. Straight grain for all the legs, sticks and stretchers. Tight joints. Nice hand-shaped surfaces.
Purchasing the Chair
This chair is being sold via silent auction. (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 3 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, July 21. In the email please use the subject line “Chairmaker’s Toolbox Chair Sale” and include your:
- First name and last name
- U.S. shipping address
- Daytime phone number (this is for the trucking quote only)
- Your bid for the chair.
The highest bid wins the chair. Half of the proceeds will go directly to the Chairmaker’s Toolbox.
Shipping options: You are welcome to pick up the chair here in Covington, Ky., and also get a free yardstick. I am happy to deliver the chair personally for free within 100 miles of Cincinnati, Ohio. Or we can ship it to you via LTL. The cost varies (especially these days), but it is usually between $200 and $300.
— Christopher Schwarz