Continuous Arm Windsor Chair

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Project by BPS238 posted 09-09-2012 01:31 AM 3610 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at a continuous arm Windsor chair. I made it during a class with Curtis Buchanan this July. The finish is milk paint, black over red, scrubbed with abrasives to allow the red to show through a little…as Curtis does with many of his chairs. Wood: the seat is Eastern White Pine, the legs and stretchers Maple, and the spindles and arm White Oak. The turnings are courtesy of Elia Bizzarri. Happy woodworking.

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#1 posted 09-09-2012 01:51 AM

Fabulous chair and I really love the turnings. How was the class?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 09-09-2012 01:56 AM

The class was great, I really enjoyed it. Long hours but it all paid off and Curtis is a great person to learn from. As far as the turnings, they were made by Elia Bizzarri

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#3 posted 09-09-2012 01:57 AM

First attempt! You’re pulling our legs. That is a fabulous build, a beautiful chair.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 09-09-2012 03:03 AM

Wow, thats a great you, You did a fabulous job on it. Great looking finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 09-09-2012 05:44 AM

Great looking Windsor, very nice work.


#6 posted 09-09-2012 06:00 AM

You work is super !!!


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#7 posted 09-09-2012 06:21 AM

Ethan allen would be proud of you !!! Sweet

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#9 posted 09-09-2012 07:26 PM

What a great project. Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 09-09-2012 07:53 PM

What a beautiful chair. Well done.

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#11 posted 09-09-2012 09:37 PM

I have the utmost respect for your efforts and accomplishments.
Are you going to make a set of eight, now.
I hope you do.

-- Quicksilver

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#12 posted 09-09-2012 10:21 PM

Excellent result on a challenging project! Well done.

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#13 posted 09-10-2012 12:24 AM

very nice job ... i’ve made a bunch of windsors and they are a challebnge. yours is a standout … good job, nice finish .. dan

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#14 posted 09-11-2012 01:35 AM

Holy Bat Chairs, this is incredible! I love every detail!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 09-11-2012 01:38 AM

Absolutely beautiful! This is probably my favorite windsor chairs I have seen and the continuous arm is my favorite of all windsors! I have been obsessing over windsor chairs for quite a while now. Give me the details… did you build the chair from a log; hand riving and all or did you buy the stock green, air dried or kiln dried? How difficult was it to build and how long did it take you from start to finish?

Great Job!!!
David D.

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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