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"... arguably the most comfortable wooden chairs ever made."
Frank Pollaro, President & CEO, Pollaro Custom Furniture
"Thank you for the wonderful chairs. They look so great and their look is only exceeded by their comfort and spectacular craftsmanship."
Matt Logan, Restaurateur
"We feel very fortunate to have worked with Brian and Melanie Boggs over the years. Brian's barstools at 5 Walnut Wine Bar and Smoky Park Supper Club are world class in style and strength. They deserve to be in a museum and will last forever in any commercial environment."
Jane E., client
"...elegant sculptures which cradle us in exquisite comfort. From the perfectly crafted lumbar support to the ergonomically responsive angles on the arm ends, we couldn't ask for better."
Premium furniture demands an exclusive ordering process. Every item is built by hand in our Asheville, North Carolina workshop, using a blend of proprietary machining processes and fine woodworking skills. We work exclusively with premium, sustainably sourced lumber; we honor each tree by giving it a second life as beautiful, heirloom-quality furniture.
Brian Boggs is internationally acclaimed amongst woodworkers and furniture designers. His award-winning original designs embody uncompromising standards of comfort, craftsmanship, and beauty.
Handmade furniture — fit for royalty, made for you.
A humble piece of furniture, the chair, marked the beginning of civilization. As far back as the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, carved solid wood chairs were reserved for the powerful nobility: lords, kings and bishops. Ordinary folk were lucky to get a seat on a bench or backless stool.
Even the word “chair” reflects its origin as a throne. It comes from the Latin word cathedra, the seat in the cathedral on which the bishop sat to look down upon his flock. Through the centuries, craftsmen devised various versions of the powerful throne, each trying to outdo the other. Over time, though, ornate chairs became available even to commoners.
Factories blossomed in the early 19th century, taking over the chairmaker’s role. And the unique quality of solid wood furniture made by master craftsmen gradually disappeared. As with all things worthwhile, however, the humble chair has come full circle. Within that circle stands Brian Boggs with his handcrafted solid wood chairs—chairs fit for kings and queens.
Automation robbed consumers of the human touch found in fine wood furniture. The historical rings, fine grain, and individuality of each living tree were shredded and reformed to meet the vast production expectations of materialism and 20th century consumerism.
It wasn’t until the early 1980s that woodworkers, like Asheville-based craftsman Brian Boggs, began to realize that art, nature, and function can coexist comfortably. Consumers were ready to return to the exquisite beauty and elegant comfort they could find only in handmade wood furniture.
After decades of fabrications and weak slabs of machine-made particleboard, custom handmade furniture is once again returned to the fold. As the king or queen of your castle, you deserve the lasting strength and beauty of solid wood tables and natural wood chairs.
A Brian Boggs chair is not just a chair. It’s a tree whose second life will be cherished for generations.
Using quality wood variety of species from local maple to exotic mahogany, Brian skillfully employs processes to get the most out of every slab. And he strictly enforces the highest values as he creates every piece of solid wood furniture. There’s simply a right way to do things. For example:
• Trees are split to obtain the ideal grain orientation.
• The building process begins with a log.
• Craftsmen pay close attention to the tree’s anatomy in the design process.
• The wood is dried slowly to maintain its integrity.
• Human comfort is engineered into the final design.
• Brian Boggs Chairmakers design each piece to order.
• Attention to detail is tantamount.
Trees grow and prosper outdoors. They can withstand the rigors of winter, the harsh UV rays of the sun, the pounding of the rain and the ever-changing environmental pollution. They grow despite and in tandem with the elements. Brian Boggs captures these enduring qualities, embodying each piece of high quality outdoor furniture with his unique combination of superior design, premium materials and exceptional craftsmanship.
A purpose-built line for withstanding the elements and maintaining high-end patio furniture quality is the Sunniva hardwood outdoor furniture collection. The Sunniva Collection of handcrafted patio furniture is built exclusively from Honduran mahogany: a dense, non-porous wood with natural auburn coloring and fine grain.
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Genuine mahogany maintains a centuries-old prestige as one of the finest woods in the world from fine furnishings to yaht-building. All of Brian Boggs’ hardwood outdoor furniture is finished with natural penetrating oil that adds to the long-term endurance of this premium outdoor wood. Stainless steel hardware and waterproof joinery add the quality you’d expect from luxury outdoor furniture.
While each piece of handcrafted patio furniture is custom-built to order, you can draw from a timeless collection that has proven its value. Entertain with a Sunniva outdoor solid wood dining set. Then relax on selections from the Sunniva group of high-end patio furniture, such as:
• Outdoor cocktail tables provide a perfect accompaniment to your outdoor wood patio furniture collection. You can have it made in a variety of heights and circumferences to suit your space and hosting needs.
• A deluxe porch swing is available with a custom stand. Give your outdoor space a sophisticated, yet comfortable look and feel. This classically crafted piece completes your luxury outdoor furniture set.
• Outdoor armchairs give you and your family the best of outdoor wood patio furniture without sacrificing the functional seating style you’ve become accustomed to. They fit almost any style patio, porch or gazebo.
• An outdoor settee offers a stately alternative to your old garden bench. Order your settee in the size best suited to your needs. Your comfort’s never compromised when you add a settee to your hardwood outdoor furniture collection.
Every piece of Brian Boggs Chairmakers’ handmade furniture—from luxury outdoor furniture and solid wood dining chairs to exotic wood furniture and handcrafted tables—is meant to last for generations. When you own some of this custom handmade furniture, you can count on these pieces becoming heirlooms worthy of your estate.
Brian Boggs is an internationally acclaimed furniture designer who can create custom pieces with your family in mind. Just tell him what you want, and watch the ideas blossom. Browse his catalogue for inspiration among varied styles and varieties of woods. Imagine the possibilities:
Solid wood tables come in many shapes and sizes. All incorporate the unique signature of the tree from which they are crafted.
• Classic pedestal extension table
• Custom cherry bar
• Custom slab table with textured base
• Cloudgate live-edge hall table
• Contemporary split-pedestal extension table
• Lily custom coffee table
• Lily custom solid wood dining set
• Round pedestal table
• Walnut hall table
• Trestle table
Our Indoor Furniture Collections include:
• Classic ladderback
• Lily solid wood dining set
• Sonus guitar chair
Our One-of-a-kind fine wood furniture include:
• Bedside cabinet
• Bedside table
• Slice of nature slab bed
Place them proudly in your home, on your porch or in your office. Stop by our shop and gallery, call 828-398-9701 or contact us with questions. Get the latest news by subscribing to our newsletter. We look forward to working with you to create a throne — or a set of dining room chairs — for your everyday use.