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Windsor arm chair

Windsor arm chair

Windor arm chair, carved volutes on end of crest rail and hand holds, milk paint finish followed by oil topcoat, Legs and stretchers are maple, spindles and bent parts are red oak, seat is pine.

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Modeling a Windsor Bowback Side Chair

Modeling a Windsor Bowback Side Chair

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I'm starting a new series on modeling a Windsor Chair. I've selected one of the simpler Windsor styles, the unbraced Bowback. This particular chair was described by Harriet Hodges in a Fine...

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Peter Galberts House of Windsor

Peter Galbert's House of Windsor

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Peter Galbert makes Windsor chairs in a house whose origins go back 210 years to its first owner—another Windsor chairmaker. Explore his new shop in the old house and catch a glimpse of his stunning chairs.

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western mountain windsor

western mountain windsor

I designed this chair on a napkin while trying to capture the Montana mountains and way of life.  Like a twisted ranch fence or a horse.  The process took atleast eight months from conception to...

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My modification of a Fine Woodworking Windsor Rocking Chair Plan called Plans Change

My modification of a Fine Woodworking Windsor Rocking Chair Plan called "Plans Change"

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I bought a Fine Wood Working Windsor rocking Chair Plan a few months ago online.  I altered the plan to make it recognozeable but non functional for fun.  It is made from White Oak, Walnut...

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Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers

Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers

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I was a judge at the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers 8th annual Excellence in Woodworking show in February. Check out these great pieces and get inspired.

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windsor sack back chair/ Fan Back

windsor sack back chair/ Fan Back

theys are my owen designs to see more work go to http://accustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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Modeling a Windsor Chair - Part 1

Modeling a Windsor Chair - Part 1

For next semester's class at Mount Diablo Adult Education Center, I'm developing a model and accompanying design documents for a Braced Comb-Back Side Chair. I like to replicate actual 18th C...

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Windsor Rocker

Windsor Rocker

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This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. Traditional chair-making techniques are...

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You CAN build a rocking chair

You CAN build a rocking chair

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Windsor-style chairs present new challenges to even experienced furniture makers. However, with a little patience the new tools and new techniques become valuable additions to your woodworking knowledge.

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Comb back arm chair

Comb back arm chair

Similar in style to another chair I have on this site, in this example I modified the turnings and the rake and splay of the arms and legs and extended the length of the arms to account for the...

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Sculpturing a Windsor Seat with Plug-in

Sculpturing a Windsor Seat with Plug-in

For years I've struggled with shaping (in SketchUp) the seat on a Windsor, or for that matter a Maloof, chair. I continue to look for easier ways than my brute force method using shaped "cutters" along with...

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Thomas Jefferson Swivel Windsor Chair

Thomas Jefferson Swivel Windsor Chair

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Thomas Jefferson Swivel Windsor Chair. I made this pretty faithfully to the one Jefferson designed and used to write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. I used plans made by Craig...

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Windsor Low Back Writing Arm

Windsor Low Back Writing Arm

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This is a Windsor Low Back Writing Arm. I made it by splitting green Maple for the legs strechers and arm stumps. Red Oak was spit from the log to make the back spindles, and kiln dried poplar was...

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Continuous Arm Windsor

Continuous Arm Windsor

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Continuous Arm Windsor Oak/Maple/Pine Red/Black Milk Paint/Wax Antiqued By Burning

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Fanback Windsor

Fanback Windsor

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Fanback Windsor Oak/Maple/Pine Red/Black Milk Pain/Wax Antiqued by Burning

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Betsy Gets a New Chair

Betsy Gets a New Chair

The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia recently remodeled its upholstery shop.

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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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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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Joint Push/Pull

Joint Push/Pull

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I'm working on another Windsor - this time a fan back arm chair. This style,  as shown below in a rough model, includes a curved crest rail which captures the top of the spindles and turned...

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