This is the arm chair counterpart to our Wovenback Side Chair. It utilizes the same ancient green wood technology allowing natural wood movement to keep the joinery tight. The hand carved and steam bent back legs follow the lumbar curve and splay backward below the seat to provide a solid base solid base for relaxation.
The vertical and front-to-back strips of bark are tapered to conform to the trapezoidal shapes of the frame. Then the back is molded while still wet to conform perfectly to the sitter’s body.
This particular version in white oak is ebonized using iron saturated vinegar to react to the oak’s natural tannins and create black ferrous tannate inside the wood fibers. This centuries-old method provides a fast ebonizing as close to coal black as possible. While wood itself is beautiful and needs no added color, the black frame of this chair helps to showcase the woven hickory bark.
The Boggs wovenback arm chair brings ancient technologies into the 21st century for style and comfort.