The Black Tie required Chairs are designed to go with plank style tables, with or without live edges. They are a very unique design where the back of the chair is supported by a block under the seat of the chair. The chair is surprisingly comfortable inviting you to sit back and enjoy the perfectly angled chair back. The back is split into two halves joined by a single butterfly. The Maple and Cherry chairs have live edges on the chair backs. The Bubinga in the Bubinga and Wenge Chairs has a block Mottle Figure.
Cherry trees are found throughout the US and Canada. The wood varies from a yellowish pink when first cut to a deep rich reddish brown, often getting darker and more rich as it ages. Its smooth texture and working properties make it a favorite wood among furniture makers.
Maple covers many different trees in the Acer genus. In general it is a light colored wood, creamy white to yellow in hue with darker soft brown or yellow grain. Bigleaf maple is a large tree native to the Pacific Northwest, and it often has highly figured wood, spalting and burls. Ambrosia Maple, also called sugar maple, is a creamy white maple with grey streaks and often has worm holes. Figured maple is often described as quilted, tiger, flame or curly maple depending on the patterns in the wood.
Wenge is an African wood with a regular, closely spaced grain of dark brown to black color. It is both hard and heavy and works well as either an accent wood or a primary material.