This club chair is collaboration between Norseman Designs West and Chapman Designs. We put our heads together to design and build a themed club chair. The chair was built using native juniper (and rare juniper burl) and applied juniper half poles. The 12-gauge shotgun shell tacks were hack-sawed from spent shotgun shells and the primers were drilled out. 36″ high x 36″ wide X 40″ deep
Western Design Conference
2018 Historical Craftsmanship
Chris Chapman of Chapman Designs on the process:
“I have developed a new process for my high relief leather work that allows for more depth and accurate detail with the finished animals.
Once the design is determined and drawn, I carve it into an original 3-D bas-relief sculpture. A mold is then made of that form, and then a hard casting is poured. Once that casting is cleaned up, I glue, mold and shape the leather over it with tools I have made, and then I use traditional saddle carving tools in a non-traditional way to bring out the surface details.”