Arts And Crafts Dining Chair

The design for this Arts and Crafts style dining chair is a riff off a chair featured in Fine Woodworking magazine. I made a few subtle cosmetic changes to the design of the piece and a number of joinery upgrades. The chair is constructed with 28 mortise and tenon joints that create a very strong yet somewhat elegant frame. The faceted ends of the legs and seatback invite your hand to touch them. The Walnut pegs in the top rail provide an accent as well as a mirror of that detail. The curves under the seat and in the back lighten as well as lift the design. The seat itself has a frame of ash and is covered with leather from a local tannery that split and dyed the hide specifically for my use. It has a natural finish and shows some of the character of the hide's original owner. The seat is nicely padded for long dinners

Main Wood Species: Cherry
Secondary Species: Walnut
Other Materials: Cow Leather
Finish: Tung Oil/Varnish with Wax

Dimensions: 43 1/4" Tall X 19 1/2" Wide X 19" Deep

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  • Robert P.

    Robert P.'s review

    • Jan 20th 2016

    I have not yet seen the table and chairs, they are en-route as I respond, but Brendan took photos and kept me informed along the entire process. It was enjoyable designing and working out the details with him. The time took a bit longer than I had hoped but I feel in the end the wait will be worth it.
    Would recommend and I would use again.

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