1st Commissioned Windsor Sack Back Rocker

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Project by F Dudak posted 11-19-2008 01:59 AM 2194 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

As promised I am posting this Rocker finished. I made this rocker at home after attending a class at the Windsor Institute in NH this May and was fortunate enough to have it when a potential customer came down the pike. A friend of mine that I attended my first Windsor chair class with had enough faith in my abilities to refer me to a friend of his that was looking for a Windsor Rocking Chair. I sent pics on to him and he was satisfied with how the chair looked in the raw. This chair has taken me way too long to get painted and polyed because as you can see from the pics I have been busy building a deck as well. The finish on the chair is mahogany analine dye, followed by 2 coats of black Old Fashioned Milk Paint, and 2 coats of Minwax wipe-on satin poly. I can’t wait to deliver this chair so I can make my first sale official.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#1 posted 11-19-2008 02:26 AM

Excellent piece of work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-19-2008 02:28 AM

Woo—peee! Boy, Fred, besides those nice legs, you did a great job on the finish. My milk paint seems to be a little chunky. Yours looks just perfectly old-timey!


-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#3 posted 11-19-2008 08:11 AM


Wow! Now that’s truly impressive!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 11-19-2008 12:50 PM

Very very beautiful. I like the shape of the armrest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-22-2008 05:19 PM

Thanks for the kind words!


Nothing beats a great set of legs!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#6 posted 11-22-2008 07:47 PM

Way to go! Great chair and congrats on becoming a professional chairmaker.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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