I really don't always dress in 18th Century garb! Here I am detailing a sackback windsor in my workshop.
Friday, October 2, 2009
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!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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
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
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
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.