Today's is a guest post!
Actually, it's written by me, but it features something made by my husband. He has been making a Windsor chair, which is at our dining room table and is really beautiful - here it is!
All of this chair is made of ash (Fraxinus), a wood traditionally used for furniture because of its strength, lightness and fine grain.
The seat is shaped using a bandsaw, then contoured with hand and power tools. Drilling the holes for the angled legs and back spindles caused a little light swearing!
The back crest is made from a flat piece of wood, steamed and bent around a former. Curving it like this makes the chair very comfy. The upright back spindles are shaved from cleft green ash, giving them a lovely light appearance.
Mike's plan is to make these chairs to order, and the first ones should be available later this year (2016). Do get in touch if you're interested!