The differing shapes and timbers that I use makes for some interesting challenges when it comes to making strong reliable joints.
As a trained furniture maker I have many techniques at my disposal and I use whatever works best, design and technique are free flowing, there are no rules.
The bentwood furniture is made using pre-drilled nailed joints. The arms and backs are bent into shape while the timber is still green and fixed to a rigid frame A typical armchair takes two days to complete. When the timber dries it can be finished with furniture oil.
If Hazel or Willow furniture is to be kept outside in Britain it will require regular application of exterior wood oil to ensure long life.