Thursday, February 21, 2013
I have been stockpiling walnut trees for a while now, most of them I cut down with or without the assistance of Shafer Tree Care. All the trees have been cut into 2" thick natural edge slabs, air dried for a year, and kiln dried to furniture grade moisture content. I find this is the best way to start with a furniture piece, instead of the restrictions of using dimensioned lumber from the mill. Another reason I cut the wood like this is because it gives a client a unique experience when they are able to look at unique boards until they find a shape or grain pattern that matches what they invisioned. see more here www.appjoinery.com
Saturday, February 2, 2013
I am often asked how the seats on my stools and chairs are carved/shaped. During the production of the new Stasis II I decided to take a few pictures which illustrate the process step by step. Below are the pictures with descriptions. Keep your eyes out for the Stasis II on our facebook page "Chester Shuey Handcrafted" as I think you will like the new lines and contemporary appalachian look.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Zephyr dining chair focuses on a ergonomic, flowing, and rythmic backrest that cascades into a choice of three completely different seats, the Form, Flow, and Fiber. The Form is shaped to contour the curvature of the body and distribute weigth evenly. The Flow is a continuation of the cascading backrest and shares the ergonomic aesthetic and touch. The Fiber is a classic and comfortable upholsterd seat that may come standard with burlap coverings. Ill post more pictures when finished.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
For those of you who have been asking when will we be making more boards the time has come. We finally accumulated enough off cuts from boards we used to make furniture to make a run of boards to sell on etsy. The variety or species will include thick black walnut, thick box elder, black locust, and black cherry. All of which were sourced from local, eco-friendly operations. There will be a variety of sizes that range from small cheese boards to extra large sushi planks. We are really exited for you all to see the large box elder boards that have amazing color, grain, and a super wild natural edge! We will try to get these boards finished and on etsy as soon as we can so stay tuned.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Just a few shots of 5 walnut stasis stools in progress. Grinding, sanding, sawing, and now ready for finish. Remember All stools 25" tall or less ship anywhere in the country for only $20.00 each for the month of March.