|Project by Rev. Jim Paulson||posted 12-09-2009 07:30 PM||1812 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is my wife Barb’s favorite style of Windsor chair. I made it this year when I took a Nantucket Fan Ban class with Mike Dunbar at the Windsor Institute. The chair parts involve maple, pine and oak for the woods and the finish was black over red milk paint. Before the milk paint was applied, I treated the chair with a medium walnut dye.
What made this project more distinctive was that I applied an antique crackle finish on the milk paint which gave it a distressed look. I think that the end result was worth the extra time needed to smooth the surface. I found that a gel wipe on polyurethane helped smooth out the relief on the final painted surface especially on the seat. Like the Philadelphia high back chair design, I really like carving the knuckles on the arms.
One of my parishioners came over recently. She took one look at four different Windsors in my living room and this was the chair that she picked to sit in.
Hope you enjoy the pics. I have one in the making right now for a family member. Thanks for looking.