This chair is modeled after a traditional Shaker chair, with the addition of a woven southwestern patterned seat. This lends a more modern aesthetic and an undoubtedly West Coast chic. It has hand turned posts and spindles, mortise and tenon construction, and bent laminated back slats. There is the option for broomstick or flame finials on the back posts.
Prior to application of finish, the chair is treated with iron acetate (a non-toxic treatment) which ebonizes the cherry to a deep brown-black color. This treatment, unlike stain or dye, treats the wood by reacting with its own tannic acid. This leaves a coloring that is almost translucent, allowing the wood’s natural character and grain pattern to shine through.