DVDs & continuous arm kit
The making of a traditional Windsor chair brings back the craftsmanship of Colonial America by building chairs in the traditional ways (steambending, carving & turning).
After many years of building with power woodworking tools, I became interested in Colonial & Shaker style woodworking techniques. I soon realized that by building chairs in this way I could not only build one that is more aesthetically pleasing, but also one that is both stronger & more flexible. This in turn produced the most comfortable "all wood" chair available. Also, by using wedges & green wood, I can produce joints that won't come unglued.
These chairs are literally built by eye and take on the characteristics of the individual chairmaker. The subtle asymmetry of a hand-made Windsor chair is as much a piece of art as it is a piece of furniture. They can be easily distinguished from the machine perfection of a factory reproduction.
Please come by and try one out for yourself.
Michael D. Herrel