Windsor Settee

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Project by kenn posted 1685 days ago 1978 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this winsor settee at Mike Dunbar’s which is an absolute blast. If ever wanted to make a chair, he’s the guy to help you learn how. All of the work is done with hand tools. I really enjoyed learning to use a bow saw to cut out the seat. The seat is pine, the turnings are maple (provided at class), and the rest is red oak. I know there are a few other lumberjocks that love making windsors so I posted a close up of the arm and a picture from the side. I will use milk paint as the finish followed by BLO and a wiping varnish. Thanks for looking.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#1 posted 1685 days ago

Well done. I’ve always wanted to make a winsor maybe someday.

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#2 posted 1685 days ago

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1685 days ago

Nice work.

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#4 posted 1685 days ago

Great looking Winsor! I have to change the page before the wife sees this…

-- Brian, Tennessee,

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#5 posted 1685 days ago

Great settee Mikes the guy

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#6 posted 1685 days ago

Now that is an intricate piece of furniture!! Nice work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 1685 days ago

Well done , lovely work , keep them comming

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#8 posted 1685 days ago

How’d I miss this? Awesome settee Ken!!!! I really need to make this one, it’s such a beauty!! Glad to hear you had a good time perhaps one day we will cross paths in NH. I am going to attempt to make a bow saw in the near future. Good luck finishing the chair and be sure to post the final results.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#9 posted 1685 days ago

Nice Job, and I agree classes with Mike are a blast!! My wife would love a settee, but I don’t think we have the room for one. I’m still debating which class to take this year..
Make sure you post pictures of it finished,I’m curios about the color you will use.

-- Mark,

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#10 posted 1685 days ago

A class with Windsor Chair Master Dunbar? Dang, that makes me jealous!

Nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 1685 days ago

A beautiful Settee. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 1684 days ago

Looks great, well done.

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#13 posted 1452 days ago

Oh wow, this is really cool!

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#14 posted 1333 days ago

Wonderful chair! I saw one like this in Virginia but it was about 12’ long I’d love to learn how to. What were the class costs?

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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