last updated: October 2004
Materials: Locally-felled brown oak. Wax over oil finish.
Joinery is by wedged tenons - no glue or metal fasteners.
2004 (work in progress)
Just a little re-upholstery job. A flat-moving friend gave me this rather cute little '30s frame, with tired and sagging upholstery. I've rebuilt the back with traditional webbing and hair upholstery. Next to do is the seat - probably a simple foam slab. The fabric is a simple checked moquette, which seems to suit the Modernist style quite well.
I find it surprisingly comfortable, but if you make your own, take care to get the angles of the back and seat just right to suit the sitter. This one sat in my sunny bay window, so I shortened the usual height of the back
Incidentally, the curtains are "Cranes Stripe" fabric, hand-printed by Julia Hilton. They're inspired by the colourful shipyard cranes of Wallsend, Tyneside.