Comb Back Rocking Chair
Available in Yew and Elm
The elegant style of this chair has not changed much at all from when I first made it over 25 years ago, all the components parts in Yew, with a Burr Elm seat. The rockers are steam-bent giving the chair the correct balance with a soft smooth rock.
High Bow Rocking Chair
Available in Ash & Elm
The development of this unique Windsor rocking chair design came about when a client requested rockers fitted to a Double Bow Back chair.
Improvement to the ergonomics are achieved by not having the arm bow going all the way High Bow Rocking Chair round the back and by steam bending lumber support in all the long back spindles and getting the balance of the rockers perfect making a very comfortable rocking chair.
American Fan Back Rocking Chair
Elm seat/rest in Ash then painted (choice of colour)
This chair is in its appearance somewhat different to the English style of Windsor chair, but yet the main method of construction is very similar, as all parts upper and underneath go into the Elm seat.
When commissioned to make the chair I embarked on new learning techniques – some of the main things to look at are the carvings at both end of the comb, end carvings on the arms, rockers fitted ‘edge ways’ on to the legs, fanning of the back spindles.
The whole chair was painted with ‘milk paint’- first coat red, then a ‘crackling agent’ was applied, to give a distinct cracked effect, top black coat applied, this I rubbed back in the areas that wear on a chair, showing the red through, completed with a coat of finishing oil.
(The colour and finish are always at the customer’s request).