Completed hickory stool and chair with hickory bark seats. For some pictures of the seats being woven in see the Traditional Woodcraft page.
Category: traditional woodcraft, woodwork Tagged: green woodworking, handmade chairs
I plan on making white oak chairs and stools. Are oak bark seats a possibility?
Louis, The bark of an oak tree is not really feasible in this application, however one can make white oak “splits” by repeatedly splitting section of green (wet) oak by half until it is thin enough to weave. The material for a great deal of basket work is done in this way. The Woodwright’s Shop by Roy Underhill, University of North Carolina Press, 1981, features a chapter on making these splits. I am sure there are numerous internet resources available as well.
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