Blackwater Woodworks

Custom furniture and design


A small furniture studio in the hills of northern Maryland.   Specializing in custom chairs and tables using local cherry and walnut hardwoods.   These pieces can be ordered online or you can see the work at select craft shows and exhibitions.


Bentley Springs--Maryland       

(410)  847-4267  

PrettyBoy Chair.  Cherry with maple spindles and walnut pegs.

Prettyboy Chair


42" x 20" x 23" deep.   Cherry with tiger maple spindles.    As shown  $2950.





We live in a rural area whose dominant feature is the PrettyBoy Lake.  Hence the name.  This chair can be made with either curved round or flat arms, with a more relaxed or more upright fit.  Pictured here in cherry, it also looks very good in walnut.  

This is a progression from my original "Library Chair".   More curves, more shape, more sculpting.   Very comfortable.   Like the Clipper Mill chair, this chair has a deeply sculpted seat that you sink into.   The spindles have a lumbar curve to fit your lower back.  The crest rail is its distinctive feature-  almost a pillow form.   To make the crest I use a 2 inch thick plank, cut it at an angle in the center, and then rejoin to make a deeper curve.  I then carve it into a soft shape.