The back of the chair is made from ten small sections of tapered timber of identical size and shape, all angled on their edges. Two of these flow to the floor, forming the back legs. The sections are glued together using similar methods to those applied in the coopering of wooden barrels. The result is a compound curve which is essential for comfort in a chair. These methods allow us to experiment with economic use of timber. If this back was carved and sculpted from a single piece of timber, firstly it would have to start huge, and the majority of it would disappear as shavings. Secondly, such a piece of timber would take five or six years to season. In this coopered carver version the coopering process is extended to the seat.
We have two carvers available in the sale, one made from ash and one from brown oak. BOTH CHAIRS HAVE SOLD
537mm at its widest, 480mm at its deepest & 880mm tall.
All pieces are available for sale from 11a.m. 9 March in person, by telephone or email.
Full payment at time of purchase please.
Delivery of sold pieces will be free within 100 miles, thereafter to be discussed.
All pieces sold as seen.
The sale price applies only to the specified piece. Any order for a similar design will be charged at the full price.