Olive-figured white ash. Osmo finish.
These chairs were based on a historic example from England, sold at auction. The elaborate braced backrest and three tapered legs both came from that original design, along with the overall small dimensions.
The five spindles supporting the back are color-matched to the figure in the seat, giving an asymmetric coloration in the chairs I find appealing.
The chair was build from a single thick board of ash. The seats are bookmatched, having been resawn from the same section of the board.
All of the joinery is through-tenoned and backwedged, lending the chairs significant strength and a unique appearance.
A chamfer on the underside of the seats make them appear light, but the full thickness of the seat is used in the joinery to ensure durable construction.