I had this couple come by last week and wanted to see if I could build them a set of dinning room chairs out of some cherry logs they had cut on there property. This is a picture of the logs I am going to try and post as I make them so you can see a little of the process.
This is a couple of cherry barstools I made recently.
Bottom has a woven hickory bark seat.
I cut the octagon legs free hand with a drawknife so as not to look machine made.
I think that we are so accustomed to the perfectly machined surfaces from the mass produced goods around us it’s nice to see something that has a little life left in it.
One of the nice things about having a piece of furniture hand made for you and not buying it from a big box store is that you can have the dimensions adjusted to suit you. This is a chair I made with a seat height about 2” higher than normal to help with back and hip problems.
This is a white oak rocker I made from a huge log destined for firewood.
The back legs have been steamed and bent into a double bend for comfort. It has been fumed with ammonia to give it the dark color like the old arts and crafts furniture. It has a hickory bark bottom. Sorry the picture is not too good. Price $1500.00
My name is Matthew comer. I guess you would consider me a country woodworker.
I work mostly with green wood, although I have been known to do more conventional style woodcraft also.
I have never claimed to be an artist just a woodworker. Just about all of the things I make are meant to be used ,with the intention they will grow more beautiful over time. I am going to start by posting a picture of my shop from the outside and also a shot of the inside with a walnut rocker in construction. (That is if I can figure out how to post them)