Friday, October 2, 2009

Working away in the shop


I really don't always dress in 18th Century garb! Here I am detailing a sackback windsor in my workshop.

Time for another Trade Fair

I will be participating in the Trade Fair at Fort Dobbs State Historical Site in Statesville, NC all weekend. I have high hopes that we will NOT experience any thunder boomers!

http://www.fortdobbs.org/news09.htm

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sackback with Comb rocking chair


Well...I'm not feeling inspired to write today. We're having a good steady rain and it's kind of lulling me to sleep.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bethabara Park Apple Festival

I will participate in the Bethabara Park Apple Festival this Saturday. If you are planning on being in the Forsyth County, NC area, come on by. Here's the link
http://www.carolinamusicways.org/events/forsyth/events_apple_festival.html

Continuous Arm Windsor Chair


Each chair is built with a deeply sculptured seat,legs and undercarriage cut in dimensions that make it impossible to come apart. The wedged tenon design of the chair actually tightens itself every time someone sits in the chair.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sackback Windsor Armchair


Since all of my chairs are handmade, each chair is unique. Some of the marks of the old-time tools that formed the chair may be evident. I think this actually enhances the handcrafted beauty of each piece.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Comb-back Writing Arm Windsor Chair


American Windsor chairs were traditionally painted and this finish is strongly recommended as each is authentically recreated in other respects. Milk paint (non-toxic) is available in a large selection of period colors, and, when given a final finish of linseed or tung oil, is a very durable and interesting finish. Other finishes are available if you are trying to match other furniture.
This comb-back writing arm windsor is available with a pen storage drawer. This chair, like all of my chairs, is beautiful, remarkably comfortable and is built to last for generations.