A very special thank you for supporting Rustic Ash Chairs throughout 2019 whether through coming to see my green woodworking demonstrations, purchasing or commissioning a chair or 8, commenting on and sharing social media posts or by recommending Rustic Ash Chairs to your friends – a heartfelt, thank you!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – see you in 2020!
Green woodworking at its best
Established in 2015, Rustic Ash Chairs is based in South Oxfordshire and prides itself on creating beautiful, bespoke, functional and comfortable chairs; using only traditional green woodworking chair-making techniques. Each chair is hand-made by the skilled craftsman and green woodworker, Mark Griffin, and seated using Danish cord, paper rush, sisal or bark in a traditional woven pattern. The natural uneven figure in the grain and the use of knotted wood adds particular artistic and unique features to individual chairs. The chairs are designed with spindle, lath or ladder backs and can be made in a range of sizes from small children’s up to extra-large adult.
What is green woodworking?
According to Wikipedia, green woodworking is “carpentry that works unseasoned or ‘green’ timber into finished items” but to me green woodworking is much more than that. Green woodworking is the collective name for a wide range of traditional crafts that work in harmony with the wood using its innate flexibility and strength. These properties allow artisans to create bespoke furniture, utensils, bowls, and other household items with the minimum use of power tools.