Furniture for sale – October 23, 2021

I have three new pieces to add here in the “furniture for sale” department. Two ladderbacks that I made during preparation for the recent class at Pete Galbert’s. And a carved box in butternut. If you’d like any of these just leave a comment or send me an email. Prices include shipping in the US. You can pay through paypal (I’ll send an invoice) or send a check.

I have spent most of my shop time working on the large cupboard project. I do have a few small custom pieces to make. The butternut box included here is one of maybe only two or three boxes I’ve made this year. If you’d like to order a box, then I get to make another – ditto for chairs, etc. Just let me know. email is PeterFollansbee7@gmail.com peterfollansbee7@gmail.com

LADDERBACK CHAIR – SOLD the iconic JA chair/Jennie Alexander chair – this one is mostly hickory. With a hickory bark seat. Ready for a lifetime of use and then some.

approx dimensions – H: 34″ W: (across front posts) 18″ D: 18″ SH: 17 3/4″
$1,300 includes shipping in US.

ladderback chair, hickory and red oak
red oak slats

Hickory sapwood is very pale when it’s freshly split from the log. Over time it (& the linseed oil finish) will darken to a nice warm tone. The slats are bent from red oak and pinned into the rear posts. The bark seat is unfinished, and it gets better and better the more you sit on it.

hickory chair front view

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LADDERBACK CHAIR, White oak and hickory with a hickory bark seat SOLD

approx dimensions – H: 34″ W: (across front posts) 18″ D: 18″ SH: 17 3/4″
$1,300 includes shipping in US

I don’t often get white oak logs here in southeastern MA. This combination was JA’s favorite, white oak posts & slats with hickory rungs and a hickory bark seat. It doesn’t get better than that.

white oak chair

And the detail showing the slats & the seat

white oak chair detail

Here’s the front view.

white oak chair front view

CARVED BOX, butternut with red oak
H: 9 1/4″ W: 24″ D: 14 3/4″
$1.200 includes shipping in US

I haven’t had much time at all to make carved boxes. One that I got together by picking away at it here & there is this butternut box. All but the back board is butternut. I chose oak for the back board because of the integral wooden pin that forms part of the hinge. Oak is better suited than the butternut because of its strength.

carved box, butternut

A detail showing the wooden hinge and the carving pattern on the sides.

carved side

Overall view.

box front view

I had two of these brettstuhls, but someone spoke up for the walnut one. There’s another in the works in black walnut and hickory (the legs) hopefully before too long.

Brettstuhl #1 Butternut & ash
H: 34″ W: seat – 17 1/2″ feet – 21 3/4″ D: 20″ SH: 18 1/8″
$1,200

The seat and the back are butternut, the battens underneath are white oak and the legs are riven ash. The legs tenon into the battens and the battens are captured by the back’s tenons – which are in turn wedged below. It’s a brilliant system.

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Butternut & ash brettstuhl
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Here’s the carved back

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and the side view

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brettstuhl side view