Philadelphia High Back Windsor

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Project by WhattheChuck posted 09-02-2008 05:04 AM 1779 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chair as part of the same class as my pal, Fred Dudak, at the Windsor Institute with Michael Dunbar.

Fred’s chair was more refined than mine when I left—he’s got more of the chairmaker knack. But I did a little work on my knuckles and redeemed myself a little!

Delicate things—especially until all the parts are assembled.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#1 posted 09-02-2008 06:03 AM

Looks to me like you have nothing to apologize for.

Nice Job!

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

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#2 posted 09-02-2008 12:35 PM

Nice windsor!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 09-02-2008 01:38 PM

Sweet! Nice knuckles :)

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#4 posted 09-02-2008 02:00 PM

Very nice craftsmanship, Chuck.

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#5 posted 09-02-2008 08:26 PM

very good , nice touch on the knuckles.


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#6 posted 09-03-2008 01:35 AM

Way to go. That’s a great looking chair and I’m sure you had a great time on “vacation”.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 09-03-2008 02:53 AM

Very nice, good looking chair.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#8 posted 09-03-2008 03:49 AM

Hey Chuck,

The chair looks great! Glad to see you got it all assembled without a hitch. Now start working on some more Sack Backs to fill up that beautifull table. Have you decided on what color for the chair yet?

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

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#9 posted 09-03-2008 03:55 AM

Hi Fred,

I’m gonna paint it red, and then paint black over it.

I’m really thinking about building different chairs for each spot on the table. Kind of my own little antique reproduction furniture museum. I thought about adding a Queen Anne, maybe a Chippendale with carved ball and claw feet, along with a couple of different Windsors. Throw in a Shaker Chair, and an Arts and Crafts chair.

I should have all eight done by 2012. Maybe!



-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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