Rod Back Windsor Chair

My hand-made Windsor Chairs have been featured in Early American Life's Directory of Traditional American Crafts since 2010.

The Rod-back Windsor side chair was developed from the traditional bow-back style Windsor to included a square back design that incorporates Asian influenced bamboo style turnings. This version of this popular and comfortable chair features a modified shield seat.

Each chair begins with locally milled green lumber. Every seat is hand-carved from Eastern White Pine. I do all of my turnings by hand on a lathe out of maple or black birch. Every spindle is rived (split) from the log 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 milk paint (shown here in drift wood).

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).

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