Making Fine Windsor Chairs the Traditional Way

The continuous arm Windsor is the favorite for style, strength and comfort. The dramatic sweep of the back-arm rail has the strength and beauty of a suspension bridge. It eliminates the need for any joinery between the back and the arms, or for any other rail across the sitter's back.

All stock for my chairs is riven from fresh logs ~ that is, the roughed-out pieces are split out along the grain ~ allowing me to test the workability of the wood and to see that each piece will follow the grain.

Using locally harvested wood
Three or four species of native wood... (more)


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.


Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.