Thomas Wetzel Windsor Chairs

Thomas Wetzel

Windsor Chairmaker

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Windsor chair

Windsor furniture

Windsor chair

Windsor chair

Windsor chair

Windsor chair

Specializing in handmade Windsor chairs and settees.

At one time the Windsor was the single most popular form of furniture in America. Today, my chairs are made according to the same standards as the chairs that were made over 200 years ago.

The one-piece pine seat, is the keystone of the Windsor chair. The ornately turned legs are worked from straight grain maple. The arm and back bows are usually ash. The back spindles are straight grain hickory. Following the grain guarantees strength. I have been making furniture for over 20 years and feel the traditional methods used to make Windsor chairs are still the best today. All chairs are entirely created by myself. I also do the steam bending and woodturning.

When the chair is framed, or put together, I use hide glue. This glue has been used for hundreds of years. Using hide glue guarantees a very long life for your chair. Traditionally, Windsors were finished with milk paint. I also make my chairs with a natural finish with a shellac topcoat. Tiger maple Windsors are my specialty.

My work has been selected and seen in Early American Life magazine as one of their Top 200 Crafters for several years. The Ellsworth House Museum in Connecticut has also commissioned my work. I demonstrate at the Waterford Faire in Waterford, VA in October as well as several shows in New York and northern New Jersey. My shop is located 9 miles west of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. I invite you to call and stop by.

Other chairs and photos are available upon request.

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Thomas Wetzel Windsor Chairs
21 Lester Lane
Middle Grove, New York 12850
518-584-5816
Website: http://www.thomaswetzelwindsorchairs.com
Email: twetzelwindsorchair@juno.com

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