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Black Chairs Gordon Monk

Green wood is much easier to work than seasoned wood, especially when working with hard woods. Chair components are traditionally made from green  wood, the components are dried before the chair is assembled.


Why Black Chairs?

A more accurate description would be pickled oak chairs.  They are neither painted nor stained, simply treated with vinegar and steel wool which reacts with the tannins in the oak and turns black.

I like the impact of this finish.