|Project by CartersWhittling||posted 08-21-2013 12:16 AM||3403 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
This is my first (successful) comb-back windsor chair, but not my first windsor. The design is based upon Curtis Buchanan’s chair and most of my education on windsor chairs were from his youtube series.
The chair has a two piece white pine seat. I had a maple and red oak tree cut for me which I used for the turnings, spindles and arm rail. I have a black on yellow milk paint finish, topped off with a beeswax linseed oil finish.
The entire chair was built using the traditional handtools and methods, minus a bandsaw and electric lathe. I even made my own travisher based off the ones Peter Galbert makes.
I did not have any pre-made plans building this chair, all the dimensions were due to an evolution over the past couple windsors I built with knowledge from Curtis’ videos and Peter’s blog.
If anyone has not built a windsor chair before I recommend trying. Just get yourself a scorp, froe and drawknife and go at ‘er!
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