Windsor Stick chair from 2 X 4s

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Project by HenryH posted 10-11-2012 02:10 AM 2895 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Windsor or stick chair I made out of construction 2×4s and a little walnut. I built it as a prototype for a chair I want to build out of walnut. I had a walnut tree fall down on a patch of land I have and I cut it and split it last winter and I want to use that to build a rustic Welsh stick chair using my own design.

I have built a traditional Windsor with Mike Dunbar so I am familiar with the techniques of building a chair. So I took a couple of ideas I liked and made this chair. It is not perfect but it isn’t supposed to be. I do like having facets from the draw-knife show and not have that turned smooth look. So hopefully by March I will post a much better designed and crafted chair made of Walnut from my land.

I have to acknowledge fellow LJ Yorkshire Stewart for the inspiration to use 2×4 for a Windsor chair. Check out the chair he made from a single pine 2×4.

-- HenryH - PA

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 02:47 AM

nice looking prototype. I look forward to seeing your all walnut version.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 05:10 AM


Who says quality furniture has to be expensive?! The 2×4s make an amazingly good-looking piece of furniture. Can’t wait to see your walnut version.


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#3 posted 10-11-2012 08:50 AM

What a lovely chair; I do like this style.
Thanks for the mention Henry; I’m so pleased to have inspired you with my chair. Is it really almost five years since I made it?

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#4 posted 10-11-2012 01:09 PM

Great start! I have a funny feeling that we are pretty closee to eachother. I live about 2 miles down K of P Rd. from the high school.

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 01:06 AM

Looking great!

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 03:27 PM

Did you make the follow-up walnut chair Henry?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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