A Set of Six Claremont Fan-back Windsor Chairs – Part Seven

Autumn has arrived gently and without ceremony. The mornings are cool; not bracingly, but very pleasant and conducive to immersing oneself in toil.

I completed the back sticks and glued them into the holes in the seats’ bob-tails. The crest rails were glued on, after which I drilled six holes in each rail and pegged the back sticks in place.

6cfbwc_080413_01aThe six Claremont chairs in-the-white.

6cfbwc_080413_02aSurely, if ever a chair was cute…

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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6 Responses to A Set of Six Claremont Fan-back Windsor Chairs – Part Seven

  1. Marilyn says:

    Those are so cool!!!! Are they comfortable?


    • Jack Plane says:

      I’m fairly tall and find most standard sized chairs a little on the low side. However, Virginia is one to enjoy her comforts and she claims the chairs to be exceedingly comfortable… which is just as well, because there was a period during the chairs’ construction when, based on the aesthetics, their future existence in our home looked somewhat bleak. All’s well now though!



  2. Burbidge says:

    Very nice. It’s a lovely line that the back legs and outside back sticks make.

    Is there an appropriate table for these beauties?



  3. D.B. Laney says:

    They seem to have an anthropomorphic quality, almost as if they’re smiling. Can a chair be enjoying itself or have I stepped “Through the Looking Glass”? Of course, as in all your work, the execution is superb.


    • Jack Plane says:

      I often think chairs can be anthropoid, especially Windsors. Whether it’s the shapely legs, the coiffure-like crest rails, the outstretched arms ready to embrace, or the obviously rump-shaped seats.

      I think these semi-circular seats emphasise the shape of the posterior even more than usual and the fan backs and shaped crest rails are reminiscent of a bust of a Greek God.



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