Bill Lindau
(828) 297-7566

The term coopered refers to a technique which has been used for thousands of years to make barrels. Pieces of wood are joined together with slight bevels cut on their edges so that they form a circle. Using this technique in chairmaking allows for a curvature in the seat which would otherwise only be possible using very thick pieces of wood. It is this section of a barrel which gives the sense of being "cradled" by the curvature of the wood.