Windsor Chair Making Intensive

Presented by Alastair Boell

Presented for the first time in Australia, this is an opportunity to make one of the all time ‘classic’ chairs – ‘The Windsor Chair’.

Arguably, the most successful chair ever designed, the Windsor Chair both in England and America dominated the furniture landscape for well over 150 years. Still to this day, in both countries, the Windsor Chair enjoys immense popularity. Although not as well known here in Australia, Alastair hopes to expose as many people as possible to the brilliance of the Windsor Chair. Its unique design will astound you.

You will learn to use proficiently all the unique tools associated with making a Windsor Chair. For example, a spoke shave, a draw knife, a compass and travisher plane or a scorp. You will learn to mill and shape the seat. You will also learn how to ‘steam bend’ the crest rail. Time permiting, you will learn to finish the chair in natural oil or traditional milk paint imported from The USA and look at aging techniques for milk paint finishes.

Alastair Boell

$1100 (Inclusive of GST)
All materials included

9:00am to 6:00pm
Course will resume in 2014

6 days

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
79b Lexton rd. Box Hill North.

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