I was commissioned to make a large Windsor chair.

There were several problems not least the amount of wood required. It was twice the size of a conventional chair, needed eight times the amount of wood and would therefore be eight times the weight.

Normally I would cleave the wood but here had to work with cut timber. Normally I would bend the arm and back bow, but that would not be possible. And Normally the seat would come from a plank, but I was not going to find an oak plank big enough. .

The problem then was that all this had to survive outside in all weathers for at least 30 years. Only oak would do.