Monthly Archives: May 2010

Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part Four

At the end of my last entry I had run out of daylight, so today I took a spokeshave and eased the front edges of the seat scallops so they won’t dig into the back of the sitter’s thighs. I … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part Three

The leg tenons were turned to size with a small chamfer at their ends to assist with entry into the mortises in the seat. With the legs tapped into the seat, the mortises for the side stretchers were carefully bored. … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part Two

Last December I transcribed some of my old and fragile paper and card patterns onto MDF and by no coincidence whatsoever, one of them was a seat pattern for a mid eighteenth-century Thames Valley elbow chair! I used the pattern … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part One

My inspiration for this Windsor chair derives from a unique style of comb-back chair produced in the Thames Valley region of South East England from around 1730 through to roughly 1800. The chairs of this ilk all share very distinct … Continue reading

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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Fourteen… and a half

“It fits… I’ll take it”!

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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Fourteen

All the polishing, ageing and distressing processes are finished and after re-hanging the doors and waxing the whole piece, it dawned on me that the cabinet is finally complete. Actually, the interior has to be toned down a little, but … Continue reading

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