I enjoy making all kinds of special designs. Here is a selection. I am happy to make copies of old chairs (not other workers' current production please!) or to work from photographs, patterns or even book illustrations.
I've seen various examples of Love seats, and always
thought they were missing just a little something in the
bit in the middle. These chairs are individual but
inseparable, arms and legs entwined. The seats are crotch
pattern Sycamore, and intriguingly interlocked. All other
components are Oak.
A two seater settee in mixed woods, similar to Sack Back chairs.
A different style of two seater settee in mixed woods.
The bends are Beech and everything else is Ash. The seat
has a very special grain pattern as it is made from the
crown board of a very large tree. It may look delicate,
but in fact is very strong due to its engineering. This
one is called a "Shawl Back". In the old days
of draughty rooms and open log fires they would throw a
blanket or shawl over the back to even the temperature up
a bit. I have even seen specially made rugs with loops to
hang over the ears of the top rail.
A copy (now in Australia!)of a very old nursing chair
handed down through generations of a local family. Made
completely in ash. Nursing chairs are lower and the seat
has a different angle so that thighs are horizontal. This
I'm told will avoid baby slipping off your lap on to the
floor! My mother used one of these as well but to be
honest I don't remember too well. If you decide to cut
the legs down on an ordinary chair please don't ring me
for the dimensions.
A comb back kitchen chair with a special wide back
hand carved with the year to celebrate the millenium. As
a souvenir of that occasion I predict that this chair
will last considerably longer than the Dome. Components
were beech with a 14 inch Elm seat, and finished with
natural oils. The Danish oil enhances the difference in
colour between the two kinds of wood.
Location - Barnlands, High Street, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1BT, in the South West of England.
Telephone - Ol278 67lO27or from outside the UK +44 l278 67lO27
Electronic mail address - colinwindsorchair.co.uk (to reduce spam this is not an active link so you will need to type this address in full in the "to" box of your email)