Ash Greenwood Chairs
       
     
 This set of four chairs were built together start to finish, with all lumber rived from a single tree harvest at  Franklin Chthonics  in Franklin, N.Y. The wood is white ash, with machine-cut ash splint seats and a shopmade oil varnish finish.
       
     
 This chair design is based on Jennie Alexander’s famous post-and-rung chairs, with some variations in geometry and scale. The back posts are splayed further outwards for a deeper back geometry, and the seat height is lowered for a different seating, better suited to reclining.
       
     
 All parts of the chair were rived and hewn by hand, with minimal assistance from machinery. The rungs were kiln-dried to 0% moisture content and the tenons are interlocked, providing a very durable construction.
       
     
 Each chair has its individual quirks, as any does, but the set matches beautifully. The individual quality of each only accentuate their presence as a set, and show the evidence of their being handmade. This set of four went to the same customer.
       
     
 This was my first time weaving a seat with ash splints – I’m interested in continually trying new techniques and sources for materials. These ash splints are easy to weave, inexpensive and readily available – a good formula for sustainable  production.
       
     
Ash Greenwood Chairs
       
     
Ash Greenwood Chairs
 This set of four chairs were built together start to finish, with all lumber rived from a single tree harvest at  Franklin Chthonics  in Franklin, N.Y. The wood is white ash, with machine-cut ash splint seats and a shopmade oil varnish finish.
       
     

This set of four chairs were built together start to finish, with all lumber rived from a single tree harvest at Franklin Chthonics in Franklin, N.Y. The wood is white ash, with machine-cut ash splint seats and a shopmade oil varnish finish.

 This chair design is based on Jennie Alexander’s famous post-and-rung chairs, with some variations in geometry and scale. The back posts are splayed further outwards for a deeper back geometry, and the seat height is lowered for a different seating, better suited to reclining.
       
     

This chair design is based on Jennie Alexander’s famous post-and-rung chairs, with some variations in geometry and scale. The back posts are splayed further outwards for a deeper back geometry, and the seat height is lowered for a different seating, better suited to reclining.

 All parts of the chair were rived and hewn by hand, with minimal assistance from machinery. The rungs were kiln-dried to 0% moisture content and the tenons are interlocked, providing a very durable construction.
       
     

All parts of the chair were rived and hewn by hand, with minimal assistance from machinery. The rungs were kiln-dried to 0% moisture content and the tenons are interlocked, providing a very durable construction.

 Each chair has its individual quirks, as any does, but the set matches beautifully. The individual quality of each only accentuate their presence as a set, and show the evidence of their being handmade. This set of four went to the same customer.
       
     

Each chair has its individual quirks, as any does, but the set matches beautifully. The individual quality of each only accentuate their presence as a set, and show the evidence of their being handmade. This set of four went to the same customer.

 This was my first time weaving a seat with ash splints – I’m interested in continually trying new techniques and sources for materials. These ash splints are easy to weave, inexpensive and readily available – a good formula for sustainable  production.
       
     

This was my first time weaving a seat with ash splints – I’m interested in continually trying new techniques and sources for materials. These ash splints are easy to weave, inexpensive and readily available – a good formula for sustainable production.