- Solid Oak Seat 16″ x 19 3/4″ x 18″H
- Sea Grass 15 1/2″ x 18 1/4″ x 18″H
- (Tall)Back 44 1/2″H
- (Small)Back – 36″H
- Custom colors and stains
- Made in USA
Cottage ladder back chair with oak posts are placed in a vat of boiling water and then placed in a row of forms that bend the posts at just the right spot! They stay in our dry kiln for 48 hours and when removed have a perfect bend. To make the cottage ladder back chair more comfortable a portion of the front posts is shaved off so they will not dig into your back. Technique called “swelled joint construction “. Swelled joint construction is a technique of furniture construction borrowed from Shaker design. Moisture content in the lumber is closely monitored, when at the right point the wood is made into base pieces. Larger posts (front and back posts) have higher moisture content than the smaller posts (rungs). With the variance in moisture content, the small posts swell as they absorb moisture from the larger posts and the larger posts shrink as they lose moisture to smaller parts making a much tighter fit than if they had been glued.