The Promise Chair
Group of Six Dining Chairs
Materials: Sapele Mahogany, Douglas Fir, Figured Red Oak
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From a group of six chairs Promised to someone special many years ago. This chair design has been hanging on my shop wall and in the back of my mind for a long time. Other chairs have been built and sold, other ideas put ahead of it. Several redesigns considered and finally, like a good wine, this one matured and its time has come. Sapele Mahogany, Vertical grain Douglas Fir and figured Red Oak are the materials, a nice warm contrast in my opinion. The coopered seats are taken from a single, massive, quarter sawn Douglas fir plank, a wood that has intrigued me for some time, although seldom used in furniture. The quarter sawing creates a beautiful straight grained pattern. When we work from the heart we do our best work.