March 30, 2016
Stretching the Windsor tradition
October 1, 2014
A veteran maker explains the roots, the rationale, and the powerful appeal of America’s classic chair
Furniture makers have been tweaking and changing the design of the Windsor chair ever since the first one was built, and Curtis Buchanan is no exception. See how he designed…
There are no set values for the critical angles in a Windsor chair. Rake, splay, cant, and slouch can all be adjusted through a range of angles, depending on the…
September 26, 2014
The small town of Jonesborough, where chairmaker Curtis Buchanan lives and works, is known for storytelling. And the story of how Buchanan made this chair for a local couple's anniversary…
February 10, 2011
In part two of our video series on Windsor chair mortises, learn how to properly ream your mortises for a super-tight fit.
Learn how to drill Windsor chair mortises at the proper angle with an ingenious set-up using mirrors.
May 16, 2007
Watch a pro turn this classic leg design, download full-size plans, and build the whole chair using expert advice and how-tos
April 2, 2007
Maine furniture exhibit brings together 20 chairs by 20 makers to recognize the art of sitting comfortably
November 16, 2006
The purpose of this fixture is to shape wooden chair seats so that they fit the body. The outside tracks of the base are higher at the ends and lower…
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