WINDSOR CHAIR MAKING COURSES

A chair making course runs for 5 days and involves many woodworking disciplines.

Ash is the wood of choice for the legs and stretchers. For those students with no woodturning experience, legs and stretchers can be supplied.

The seat is best adzed and travished from an elm board. Elm is now in short supply and alternative timbers can be used. The seat is the heart of the chair and deserves careful attention for the best chair.

The sticks are made with traditional tools on a slow-turning lathe. A good finish without sand paper is possible.

The bends are accomplished with steam, formers and bending straps.

There is a lot of spokeshave and drawknife work.

The Continous Arm Windsor Chair has 5 bends and 2 twists in its continuous arm.
Accomplishing the Bend

SEE A STICK MADE

SEE A LEG TURNED

This page last modified on Saturday, March 27, 2010

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