Captain's Stump Chair

Rustic interpretation of a traditional furniture design in search of an Alaskan vernacular style.  The two spruce stumps are joined by a dowel-into-mortises connection.  Shoulder joints are dry-fit with chalk marking.  The main stump base was leveled by being held in place upside-down by pinch blocks attached to a custom-made stand that provided a reference surface for a router.  Front legs are mortised and tenoned to the seat slab with wedges.  A leg and rungs are joined with scribed-fit mortise and tenons.  The sculptured seat is personally harvested, then seasoned and milled local larch.  Cleat and seat slabs are held in place by screws whose holes are plugged.  The seat's rear screws holes are enlarged to allow for wood movement.  Ten hand-rubbed coats of custom-made furniture crème polish are applied to the chair.  Alder; black and white spruce; larch; and walnut. Signed and dated on the underside.    

Dimensions: 40"H x 30" W x 36"D

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