Russell's Windsor Bar Stool

Designed by Curtis Buchanan and his son-in-law Russell, this contemporary bar stool fits a 42" bar.

Seat: One-piece white pine boards, sawn from huge logs over 30″ inches in diameter, are my choice for seats. When painted with milk paint the growth rings in white pine raise. These subtle elliptical lines telegraph through the paint, adding visual interest to the seat's surface.

Legs: Red oak has huge pores, which add visual interest to these double-bobbin turnings.

Back Spindles and Bow: Oak is strong and flexible, it splits predictably and bends well — it is perfect for chair backs.

Stories: The building of a handmade chair is a personal process. With the delivery of each chair order, the customer will receive a short story that I wrote about their chair. Each story is a personal memento of the chairmaking process, a moment in the chair's birth, preserved in words.

Some of these stories may be posted on my blog for others to enjoy.

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Made in Hillsborough, NC

By Elia Bizzarri - Hand Tool Woodworking


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