We are Windsor chair makers trained at The Windsor Institute and taught by Mike Dunbar in Hampton, New Hampshire. My wife Caron and I make colonial Windsor chairs by hand, just the way they were made 275 years ago, keeping with tradition of the early crafters of that time.
Caron paints all the chairs herself with two coats of Old Fashioned Milk Paint which is non-toxic when dried, biodegradable and lead free, making it safe for children, pets and the enviroment. The chairs are then hand rubbed with boiled linseed oil that seals in the painted surface which will mellow in time to a beautiful patina. All chairs are painted with the Old Fashioned Milk Paint color(s) in your choice of ;
1-Pitch Black 2-Lexington Green 3-Salem Red
4-Soldier Blue 5-Mustard 6-Pumpkin
~ Ask about the availabilty of other colors not normally stocked ~
We construct all our chairs with up to four types of wood : White Pine for the seat, Hickory or Hard Maple for the legs and stretchers, Red Oak for the arms, bows, spindles and crest when required. Other types of wood can be used if a customer request it.
All crest, arms and bows are steam bent and wedged together without the use of nails or screws resulting in a perfectly tight fit, ensuring a lasting piece of furniture.
Historic Clarksville, Missouri
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