Continuous Arm Windsor Chair

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Project by BPS238 posted 681 days ago 1819 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at a continuous arm Windsor chair. I made it during a class with Curtis Buchanan this July. The finish is milk paint, black over red, scrubbed with abrasives to allow the red to show through a little…as Curtis does with many of his chairs. Wood: the seat is Eastern White Pine, the legs and stretchers Maple, and the spindles and arm White Oak. The turnings are courtesy of Elia Bizzarri. Happy woodworking.

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#1 posted 681 days ago

Fabulous chair and I really love the turnings. How was the class?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 681 days ago

The class was great, I really enjoyed it. Long hours but it all paid off and Curtis is a great person to learn from. As far as the turnings, they were made by Elia Bizzarri

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#3 posted 681 days ago

First attempt! You’re pulling our legs. That is a fabulous build, a beautiful chair.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 681 days ago

Wow, thats a great you, You did a fabulous job on it. Great looking finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 681 days ago

Great looking Windsor, very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 681 days ago

You work is super !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#7 posted 681 days ago

Ethan allen would be proud of you !!! Sweet

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#9 posted 680 days ago

What a great project. Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 680 days ago

What a beautiful chair. Well done.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#11 posted 680 days ago

I have the utmost respect for your efforts and accomplishments.
Are you going to make a set of eight, now.
I hope you do.

-- Quicksilver

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#12 posted 680 days ago

Excellent result on a challenging project! Well done.

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#13 posted 680 days ago

very nice job ... i’ve made a bunch of windsors and they are a challebnge. yours is a standout … good job, nice finish .. dan

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#14 posted 679 days ago

Holy Bat Chairs, this is incredible! I love every detail!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 679 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! This is probably my favorite windsor chairs I have seen and the continuous arm is my favorite of all windsors! I have been obsessing over windsor chairs for quite a while now. Give me the details… did you build the chair from a log; hand riving and all or did you buy the stock green, air dried or kiln dried? How difficult was it to build and how long did it take you from start to finish?

Great Job!!!
David D.

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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