Welcome to my gallery. I will update this page with new projects as I complete them.
Welsh-inspired lowback chair
This lowback chair features a solid birch seat that is very wide (26”), maple legs and 16 shorth sticks. I painted the armbow black over red to make a nice contrast with the light woods used.
Six stick high back chair
This six stick back armchair features a birch seat, oak legs and stretchers and 10 sticks in total, six of which are long and four short. The chair has a number of facets at the corners of the seat, the ends of the armbow and the sides of the crest. The sticks are birch and the crest is a solid, naturally formed heavy maple crook.
I decided to paint this chair light blue, as I used several contrasting wood species.
Gibson-inspired medium back armchair
This Gibson-inspired armchair was made out of pine (seat, arms), oak (legs) and poplar (crest). Two of the long sticks penetrate through the arms, the others end in the arm or the crest. I painted the chair burnt orange and am currently thinking about a second coat of paint, perhaps dark blue or green.
Dutch Tool Chest
I made a Dutch Tool Chest in France in 2018 whilst on holiday at a beautiful old farm in Burgundy. You can read a blog post I wrote about it here.
Staked stepping stool
This was my very first staked furniture project. I bought an old handplane at a flea market, the use of which was unknown to me at the time. It was able to make a constant angle on the side of a board. That gave the idea to use this handplane to make sliding dovetails, to be fitted to a stool top. All the parts used (the top, battens and legs) are from the same pine log I found in the woods and were initially riven and then shaped with a single bevel hatchet. before refinement with a handplane. The leg tenons are not tapered and penetrate through both top and battens. Interestingly enough, this is a technique widely used in traditional German chairmaking, which I didn’t know at the time.