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My nod to seasonal festivities - a gloss green bar chair just for fun. You can see my chairs this weekend at the   @aldevalleyfestival   Christmas market. . . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #handmadechair     #barstool     #stool     #woodworking     #ballbackchair     #ballback     #suffolkchair     #suffolk     #lavenham     #woodwork     #handmade     #crafts     #kitchen     #kitchenfurniture     #kitchendesign     #craft     #madeinengland     #suffolkchairmakers     #gloss     #green     #joinery  


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Green with envy. . Thanks to Rob at   @churchandgooderham   for the brilliant paint job on 10 of these carver ball backs. .   #ballbackchair     #chair     #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchair     #chairmaker     #suffolkchairmakers     #kitchenchairs     #diningchair     #diningchairs     #interiordesign     #kitchendesign     #shakerkitchen     #countryliving     #countrylife     #handmade     #madeinengland     #madeinsuffolk     #plainenglish  


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This week I finished 10 of these carver chairs. They've been taken to the painters to be painted in a gloss green. Looking forward to seeing them. . . .   #suffolk     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkchair     #ballbackchair     #interiordesign     #interiors     #kitchenchairs     #kitchenchair     #plainenglish     #diningchair     #handmade     #madeinengland     #madeinsuffolk     #woodworking     #woodworker     #chairmaker  


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It may feel like cheating but using the TS 55 to trim to size chair legs is the quickest and most accurate way I've found of creating a chair that doesn't wobble. Given the frame construction of the chairs, it's easy enough to lay the guide rail across back stile and front leg to trim both at the same time. . I first level the chair using plastic packers on a known flat surface (my table saw bed) and scribe a line around all the legs to make the chair seat sit at 18". . I also use the TS 55 to cut out my chair seats - with a sharp blade it requires minimal work to remove the blade marks prior to rounding the edges over. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #suffolkchair     #suffolkchairmakers     #ballbackchair     #diningchair     #carverchair     #woodworking     #woodworker     #festool     #ts55     @festool  


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One glued up, 9 to go. I'll be making the arms for these next week now I've got some dimensions to work with. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #woodworking     #chair     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkchair  


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By the end of this month I will have made 28 ball back chairs and stools since January. I go to sleep and wake up thinking about chair making. I'm sure I'm a bit of a bore to be around these days. . . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkchair     #ballbackchair     #diaryofanobody  


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10 chair seats to make means resawing, bookmatching and jointing 30 pieces of ash. Thankfully this photo was taken last week and I now have 2/3 less pieces of wood. . . .   #woodwork     #woodworking     #handmade     #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchair     #chair     #suffolk     #woodworker     #bookmatching     #madeinengland     #madeinsuffolk  


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The set of cherry and elm side chairs is now complete and ready for their new home. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #woodworking     #wood     #chair     #suffolkchair     #kitchenchairs     #diningchairs     #handmade     #madeinengland     #handtoolthursday     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaking     #furniture     #interiordesign     #interiors     #kitchendesign     #suffolk  


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The joys of having to turn 20 identical finials for some chairs I'm working on. I dislike lathe work at the best of times... . .   #wood     #woodworking     #bodger     #woodwork     #ash     #lathe     #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchair  


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Cherry and elm looking golden in the afternoon sun. Managed to cloth line and fit 7 seats in a morning with the help of AB. Makes me wish I had someone helping me all the time! . . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #chairs     #interiordesign     #interiors     #furnituredesign     #kitchendecor     #kitchen     #diningchairs     #furniture     #oldfurniture     #modernfurniture     #woodworker     #woodworking     #woodbridge     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolk     #suffolkchair     #handmade     #madeinengland     #madeinuk     #homegrown  


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I've been making a set of 6 side chairs over the past week or so. The rear stiles and rails represent the largest proportion of the making process, so I'd say I'm over the halfway mark with this commission. These have been made in Suffolk cherry and elm balls. . . .   #woodworking     #woodworker     #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #bodger     #suffolkchair     #chair     #suffolk     #ballbackchairs     #woodbridge     #interiordesign     #furnituredesign     #furniture     #kitchendesign  


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I'd almost forgotten I had made this last year. The Mendlesham is still the finest windsor style out there. . . . .   #mendleshamchair     #throwbackthursday     #mendlesham     #chair     #bodger     #windsor     #windsorchair     #chairmaker     #chairmaking     #suffolkchair     #suffolkchairmakers     #chair     #suffolk  


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Unusual circa 1800 Suffolk “double ball back” carver chair in rich mahogany. Some typical historic repairs and a bit of dead worm but it’s a charming country chair from my home county. Fresh in, so DM for details.   #suffolk     #suffolkchair     #ballback     #country     #folkart     #rustic     #mahogany     #armchair     #chair     #furniture     #vintagefurniture     #antiques     #antiquedealersofinstagram     #antiqueshop     #interiors     #interiordesign     #deskchair     #homeoffice     #carverchair     #countrystyle     #farmhouse     #countryhouse     #georgian     #newstock     #forsale     #eastanglia  


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I've just finished a couple of bar stool Suffolk ball backs. Made from ash, they've been primed ready to be painted by the customer who will have them coordinating with her new kitchen. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchairmakers     #bodger     #suffolkchair     #suffolk     #chair     #ballbackchair     #ballback     #ash     #woodworking     #woodworker     #craft     #handmade     #madeinsuffolk     #interiors     #kitchen     #interiordesign     #barstool     #stool     #kitchendesign     #shakerkitchen     #englishfurniture     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaker     #furniture     #madeinengland  


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Fancied some colour this time. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolk     #woodworking     #woodworker     #chalkpaint     #blue     #stool     #interiors     #suffolkchair     #suffolkchairs     #suffolkstool     #seating     #seat     #woodbridge     #bodger  


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Today I finished three of the Suffolk stools I was making last week. Two will go off to their new home later this week, and the third I've decided to do something new with... Scorching. Possibly my favourite way of finishing wood - I just wish the photos did it justice. .   #woodbridge     #suffolk     #suffolkballbackchairs     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkchair     #interiordesign     #interiors     #woodworker     #woodworking     #wood     #scorchedwood     #ash     #midcentury     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaker     #furniture     #kitchendesign     #kitchenfurniture     #kitchen     #barstools     #barstool     #stool     #highstool     #handmadefurniture     #handmade     #craft     #madeinengland     #essex     #norfolk  


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Dry fitting of the arms and seats on a set of four Suffolk ball back carver chairs. The seat will be nailed in to place, as is customary in this type of chair, and the arm joints secured with concealed screws, which is also a typical. The charming thing about the ball back chair is that it combines 19c elegance with rural sturdiness, and unpretentious finishes such as cut nails driven through the seat, in plain sight. . It's funny to think that when these chairs were originally being made in the 1800s, the screws we're probably the most expensive component of the chair. .   #ballbackchair     #ballback     #suffolkchair     #suffolkchairmakers     #chair     #chairmaking     #suffolk     #oak     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaker     #carverchair     #woodbridge     #woodworking     #woodworker     #design  


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On a whim another chair found its way home this week. Oh and two vintage dresses (um...maybe three!), how does this happen? . .   #borgemogensen     #bertoia     #gplan     #midcenturymodern     #70sarchitecture     #williammorris     #suffolkchair     #danishdesign     #antiquecollector     #interiorstylist     #christchurchnz     #newzealand  


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