When I went to the Irish Cultural Center in Chicago back in 2012 there was a chair on display.
The Museum Curator told me it dated between 200 and 300 years old, back in the time when the Irish (not lace Irish) lived in huts with dirt floors.
They would make chairs and other items out of whatever materials were laying around and available.
I photographed it and went home to consider making a few.
So in my stockpiles of junk I had some rotted out maple from a hollow tree and I cut some branches for the legs and seat back. The branches were Box Elder and Mulberry. That was in 2012.
The first picture shows that chair on the right side.
But what I'm here to display to you today is the first picture, chair on the left.
It was made of a Ambrosia Maple sliced slab with Tulip Poplar branches for legs and seat back support, and a Walnut seat back.
These designs are true to the times and culture except I added lags and screws to make the chair last forever. They sit low (16") and the seat backs hit you in the lumbar part of the back.
The second shot is the seat . The grain is stunning.
Third picture is the side with a swept back look.
Fourth shot is the backside. It shows the seat back was notched into the slab and heavily lagged and screwed.
The legs are basically pegged into place and lagged from the top.
Strong and indestructible.