Making Chairs

Windsor chair seat

Windsor chairs are well know for their comfort, beauty, and durability.  The design and construction result in their strength and heirloom quality.

The seat is made from two inch thick white pine which is hand carved to a comfortable and well proportioned shape.  The leg and arm posts are drilled though the seat and then glued and wedged giving them continual tightness.  The bent bow and spindle’s are made of red oak and legs and stretchers are made of maple which are turned by hand on a lathe.

I offer several finishes.  My standard  finish is two coats of Old Fashion Milk Paint Co. and three coats of a hand rubbed Danish oil.  I also offer an antique finish which consist of one to three  contrasting coats of milk paint over a water base stain.  Then an antique glaze is applied with a little distressing of typically worn areas.

I also do repairs to antique originals and I will reproduce any antique Windsor chair you may want a copy or set of.

A sack back during the antiquing process

A sack back during the antiquing process

Writing arm chair under construction

Writing arm chair under construction

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