Cumbrian Oak and Elm.
1200 x 550 x 900mm (h.w.l)
First prize at the New Forest Trust Fine Crafted Furniture Awards.
The central feature of this chair is the long curved back rest which is made from beautifully figured quarter sawn Oak. These tapered laminations have book-matched faces and provide a gentle spring when lent against, with a space down the middle allowing room for the spine.
I used pegged bridle joints for the framework which are very strong and also visible, giving the chair a real feeling of strength whilst remaining light and elegant. The hand-carved solid elm seat joins all these elements together and adds a variation in grain and colour.
This chair was awarded first prize at the New Forest Trust Fine Crafted Furniture Awards.