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An original design based on memories of Sunday chicken dinners at local churches and all the slender upright Bohemian farmers in early midwestern argicultural communities. These chairs fit the scale of modern high ceilinged dining rooms and generations of taller people. The chair back is 46˝” high and the seat 18˝” off the floor. The seat and back angle are designed to be comfortable yet alert; these are chairs for a dining room table, library table or desk.
This original design is based on a mission style rocking chair that would go well in an old Jesuit retreat house, or anywhere craftsman style furniture is appreciated. The width between the arms is a generous 19˝” and the seat is deeply saddled for long, comfortable sitting. The total width of the chair is 25˝” and the height is 35”. The depth of the seat is 19˝" and the length at the rockers is 34˝”.
The chairs are made one at a time from seasoned solid lumber and the joinery of the legs, stretchers and back is blind mortise and tenon. The seats are biscuit joined and saddled. I offer the chair is a choice of natural oak, walnut or cherry with a clear lacquer finish, or oak stained to a choice of colors (please inquire)and finished with clear lacquer.
The prices for the Bohemian chairs are as follows: $600.00 in Walnut or Cherry and $580 in Oak or Ash. The Mission rockers are $950 in quartersawn red or white oak and $900 in ash. I will, on request, quote prices for any domestic or exotic hardwood which I believe will make a strong chair.
Packing and Shipping:
These chairs ship motor freight and there is a crating charge of $50 (Bohemian chairs are shipped as pairs). The actual freight charge depends on the distance they go from Rapid City, Michigan 49659 and whether you want to pick the crate up at the freight terminal, have it delivered to your door, or have it taken into you house.
The Chair Maker, Daniel (Amous) Maue:
I have been a woodworker for thirty years. I apprenticed to a master carpenter who believed that a carpenter should be able to build anything with wood. The most difficult aspect of my trade has always been to build chairs that are light, strong, comfortable and good looking. I started designing and building chairs because I couldn’t find any that pleased me.
I also build other types of furniture by comission, tables cabinets, jewelry boxes, occasionally houses or their interiors.
I endeavor in all I build, to craft things in such a way that they will last at least as long as it took to grow the trees that provided the lumber they are made from. This means building furniture that will last at least eighty years. This is the minimum standard necessary to not destroy our forests. I work to surpass this.
I use relevant technology in the furniture and buildings I construct. I use machinery to build the rough components for these chairs and hand tools for the final fitting scraping and assembly. The finishes are lacquer and polyurethane rather than oil or wax, because they are easier and more serviceable and easier to care for.
I have a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan. When I’m not working wood, I like to walk or snowshoe in the woods or along the many rivers and lakes in northern Michigan. I also write prose and poetry.
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