I spent a week making a Windsor rocking chair – from a tree!
I was on a course with the highly talented Peter Wood from Greenwood Days – if you fancy spending time in a forest making things, then that website is worth checking out.
Here is a pictorial diary of the course …
We used ash wood. Here it is – recently felled.
More info on the Steam Bending Apparatus on Instagram: https://instagram.com/p/BVpEOZ9ALVv/ via @GreenwoodDays.
Using an adze – video by @GreenwoodDays on Instagram:
Glueing the legs and spindles into place needed at least seven hands – no photos taken!
And then we were done …
Now it’s home, there is some minor finishing (sanding) to do, then I plan to oil it, probably with linseed oil.
Many thanks to Peter Wood from Greenwood Days and the other members of the course – you made the week great fun – you all rock!