chairs

Wishbone Rocker

Wooden Rocking Chair

The design for this rocking chair started with the wishbone shape of the rocker and the seat side support, which are joined at the tail of the chair.  This structure contributes to great strength.  The seat slats are made of ash, a very flexible wood, which are sprung into place using the tail of the wishbone to hold them.  Likewise, the back slats continue from the top of the back to below the seat, where they are sprung into place behind a dowel under the seat.  This natural springiness gives the chair surprising comfort.

Piano Stool

Adjustable Piano Stool

These stools are great because they are adjustable, and because they look nice.  Spinning the seat changes the height from 16 inches to 22 inches.  The stools can also be customized for a higher height range.  Shown in cherry.

Split-Back Chair, 2015

Chair

This is an older design, but still a favorite of mine.  They were built to go with the Fantail Table, but they will look great anywhere.  Shown in walnut and maple.

18-Inch Stools

18-Inch Stools

Finally!  After making and selling dozens of low stools, I was talked into making chair-height ones.  These stools are comfortable, strong, and beautiful, with an 18-inch high seat.  They are normally made with cherry seats and maple legs, but other woods are available.

Struckman Rocking Chair

Struckman Rocking Chair

Hot on the heels of my first rocking chair comes my second one.  A little more curvaceous and a little bigger. It sold at the Mammoth Lakes Art Festival over Labor Day weekend.  Now that I have a design I like, I need to make more before I forget how! 

Petite Rocker

This rocking chair is based on a dining chair design from a number of years ago.  It is light and strong, and also very comfortable, especially for a small to medium sized person.

Recoil Chair Detail

Recoil Chair Detail

Color is everything in this chair, starting with the discarded Subway seat, which was bright yellow.  The red coil spring is from a car, and creates a seat which is pretty solid for a child, but which requires a little balance for a heavier adult to use!

Recoil Chair

Recoil Chair

This chair was inspired by the same discarded Subway sandwich shop seats which are the basis for Over The Top (see Special Projects).  An old car spring is the support, which makes for a fun sit.   

Split-Back Chairs

Split-Back Chairs

In this design, the laminated back is joined to the seat strut with a wedged through tenon, whichmakes the chair extremely strong, and makes for an attractive detail.  

Low Stools

Low Stools

Whether for hunkering in front of a wood-stove or putting your shoes on, these stools can be useful in any room of the house.  They are attractive, comfortable, and with wedged, through-mortised legs, nearly unbreakable (only UPS has ever managed to break one!).