Windsor Chair – Project of the Week

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Added on January 8, 2009

This week’s project is submitted by Shannon. Let’s hear what he has to say about it.

“I finally got this finished. Thanks so much for your advice regarding the slick dye job. This was my second Windsor but the first that I made from tree to chair. Previously when I made one I had taken a class and the bending had already been done. The arm, bow, and spindles are made from red oak. The turnings are hard maple and the seat is made from poplar. All the wood started green and the contractions as the wood dried are what make this chair built to last. Additionally all the joints are wedged for an added mechanical bite. This was my first introduction to green wood construction and my introduction to my newest favorite tool: the spokeshave. The finish process has been documented on my blog and a big thanks goes to Marc for pointing me in the direction of General Finishes water based dyes”.

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