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Archive for month: October, 2012

The Birth of a Sonus Chair

18 Oct 2012 / 2 Comments / in News

Here at Brian Boggs Chairmakers, we’re always looking for ways to share our creative process with the world. The other day, Melanie took these great shots of a Sonus Chair seat being made, and we couldn’t help but post them here for more people to enjoy. Check it out! Brian Boggs Breaking Down the Log […]

Building the Better Chair and Business: The Boggs Collective in Asheville’s Citizen Times

Melanie and Brian (CT)
16 Oct 2012 / 1 Comment / in News

We were honored recently to be in the spotlight of a business article by Dale Neal in the Asheville Citizen-Times. Click here to check it out for yourself! (To make that link active, first click on the title or image of this post)

Grain Orientation and Wood Movement, Part 1

11 Oct 2012 / 2 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

Wood is hygroscopic. This means that it will absorb water when the relative humidity increases and lose water when the relative humidity decreases. As wood absorbs moisture it swells and as it loses moisture it shrinks. This swelling and shrinking varies across the three main planes of the wood grain: tangential, radial and longitudinal. Knowing […]