Wood for the trees.

It is often so obvious of course it is easy to forget the magic of wood.Wood of course grows - in trees! Yes we of course all know this, however, sometimes it is really beneficial to feel or realize the connection of this. That wonderful stuff that grows all around us. And on a spring day such as today an extra sparkle of magic.

Selecting cherry wood for the next set of chairs near Bore Place, W. Kent with John Waller. Back at the workshop the start of the journey from trees to chairs. The 1st stage - cleaving the runs or billets for the legs. Cleft with the grain to maintain the full strength of the wood, these sections will be shaped then steam bent to a similar curve as to the example piece on top to form the front leg components of these chairs - Hancocks Nimm type