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I am currently listed in Early American Life’s 2010 Directory of Traditional American Crafts for my hand-made Windsor chairs.

The pinched hoop-back Windsor chair features a New York style shield seat, as opposed to the Philadelphia’s oval seat. The tail brace (shown here) is hand cut to a diamond shape. The additional bracing spindles increase the strength and stability of your chair.

Each chair begins with locally milled green lumber. I carve every seat by hand from Eastern White Pine. I do all of our turnings on a lathe out of maple or black birch. Every spindle is rived and shaved on a shave horse to ensure the grain is left unbroken from end to end. This traditional process is repeated on the chair’s back before steaming and bending. The legs are set using a traditional tapered lock joint, which increases the chair’s stability. Finally everything is wedged, hand sanded and finished with your choice of colored lacquer or milk paint (shown here in Tavern Green milk paint with an oil finish).

Each piece is custom made-to-order—please allow 6-8 weeks. The price is for local pick up only. I can help you arrange shipping; I offer standard crating and white glove delivery (pricing will vary).

Pinched hoop-back Windsor with tail brace


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: maple, oak, pine, milk paint
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
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