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A Listing of Windsor Chair Entries

A Listing of Windsor Chair Entries

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A reader remembered reading specific blog posts on Windsor Chairs, but was unable to locate them in Design. Click. Build. I can understand the difficulty of retrieving and locating specific...

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Chippendale Side Chair

Chippendale Side Chair

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This Philadelphia style Chippendale side chair was constructed with Peruvian mahogany.  The grain was filled with paste wood filler and then sealed and top-coated with acrylic lacquer.

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Garvan Carver Philadelphia Side Chair

Garvan Carver Philadelphia Side Chair

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This is one of a pair of chairs made as a student project at the "Ecole nationale du meuble " in Montreal, Quebec. They are made of mahogany. It was my first attempt at building a...

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Design Inspiration from the set of Mad Men

Design Inspiration from the set of Mad Men

The award-winning drama's perfect sets are a great place to look for furniture ideas

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Bow Arm Morris Chair

Bow Arm Morris Chair

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Instead of using quarter sawn white oak, which is traditional for Arts and Crafts style furniture, I decided to use cherry for its beautiful color and patina when finished in oil. The arms are bent...

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Making a Windsor Settee Arm/Crest Rail

Making a Windsor Settee Arm/Crest Rail

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I'm continuing my repertoire of Windsor chairs by adding a two-seat, low-back Settee. This one from Connecticut, circa 1820. As usual I start with the design in SketchUp and found a unique situation...

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Making Sense of Mahogany by Matt Kenney

Making Sense of Mahogany by Matt Kenney

Mahogany is one of the finest furniture woods, but before you go out and buy it, there's a lot you need to know. (Fine Woodworking, issue # 207). Learn the difference between Cuban mahogany, the...

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Looking Back on Sam Maloof by Jonathan Binzen

Looking Back on Sam Maloof by Jonathan Binzen

Furniture makers look back on the life and times of Sam Maloof, reflecting on his unique contributions to woodworking and how he touched their lives personally and influenced their furniture designs...

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Back Cover: Working Marriage

Back Cover: Working Marriage

Hank Holzer and Judith Ames have worked side by side since the early '80s. They share a marriage and a son, but their furniture styles are quite distinct. (Fine Woodworking, issue # 207)

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the latest dana dining chairs

the latest 'dana' dining chairs

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It has been a huge adventure since the conception of the idea and making the mini-prototype the doing 4 simultaneously and feedback continues to be very positive, especially a lot of Sam Maloof...

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Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

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AWFS calls its design contest Fresh Wood, and it is designed to showcase the work of talented young high-school and post-secondary students. This year's showing was very inspiring.

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sack back Windsor

sack back Windsor

Windsor chair that I just finished using 3 colors of milk paint. Built the chair in a 5 day chair class w/instructor Jock Jones.

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The Nest

The Nest

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This chair was for a school project. Made with Alder and did all the upholostry myself. Finished with nine coats of 3 part oil.

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My Strategy with SketchUp

My Strategy with SketchUp

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There are a number of ways SketchUp is used in woodworking including:1. The development of a conceptual design2. Creating views and images for client review3. Working out a complex joint4. Estimating...

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Morris Chair #1

Morris Chair #1

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Bowed-arm Morris Chair and footstool made from rift and quartersawn white oak and finished with both water-based and oil stain; through mortise and tenon construction and leather upholstery...

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Americas most important piece of furniture?

America's most important piece of furniture?

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Fine Woodworking author gets a unique commission

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Reinventing Nakashimas Straight Chair

Reinventing Nakashima's Straight Chair

Philadelphia University mounts exhibit on a master's original.

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Living Room Chair(s)

Living Room Chair(s)

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One of 2 chairs. Walnut, mortise and tenon joints, "Tung Oil Finish"

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Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

The Furniture Society gave its highest honor, the Award of Distinction, this year to Vladimir Kagan, who began as a studio furniture maker but converted his pieces into commercial designs, and made his name as a factory furniture designer. But he never lost his connection to the woodshop and to working for individual clients.

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Bow-arm Morris chairs, stool, and bow-front hall table

Bow-arm Morris chairs, stool, and bow-front hall table

Bow-arm Morris chairs, stool, and bow-front hall table - all constructed from cherry harvested near my home in Thomasville, GA.  Chair arms and table front are bent laminations.  My...

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