When the Oaklands’ board of trustees was tasked with buying chairs for the front porch of the mansion in the memory of Kirby McNabb, a dear friend of Oaklands, there was only one place to go!
At Newberry & Sons’ Chairs, at least five generations have been crafting chairs in the same location on their farm outside Red Boiling Springs in rural Macon County since the early 1800s.
Today the fourth and fifth generations of Newberrys continue turning each wooden post on a lathe by hand to give every part of the chair a smooth finish and then hand weave the chair backs and seats with hickory bark. The tradition of creating each custom piece, we hope, is a tradition that will last for generations to come.
We are so proud to have these works of art displayed across the mansion’s verandah we welcome you all to come and “set a spell”!