Joe’s Chair

This tall back dining chair was designed by Edward Barnsley and was originally built in his shop in the Cottswold region of Great Britain.Chair from front

“I built the chair in American Black Walnut with a quartersawn Sycamore inlay. The chair is authentic to the original as it was built using shop drawings provided by Mr. Barnsley. It is one of six side chairs and four arm chairs built for a client in Rochester, NY. It has been in daily use since then.” -JoeChair from side

The finished used on Joe’s chair is Tried & True Varnish Oil. Aside from an occasional buffing with a soft cloth, the chair has not been touched since it was built in 1990.

Chair close up

This demonstrates the longevity of Tried & True wood finishes, withstanding the wear and tear of everyday use while keeping the wood looking beautiful.