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xx   CHAIR

Windsor side chair (known as an oval back, bow back or hoop back) is a reproduction of one made in the New York City area (circa 1785-1800).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 18

How to disassemble and repair the fox-wedged or blind-wedged tenon joint often found on Windsor chair legs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 16

Build a low-back Windsor chair with sawn (not steamed) curves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 48
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 6

Making a Windsor chair. Part 1. Steam bending the back.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1986 (v.9#10) pg. 13

Making a Windsor chair. Part 2. Shaping the seat.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1986 (v.9#11) pg. 18

Making a Windsor chair. Part 3. Boring leg and back sockets.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1986 (v.9#12) pg. 18

Making a Windsor chair. Part 4. Turning the legs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 16

Making a Windsor chair. Part 5. Turning the stretchers and assembling the bottom of the chair.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 17

Making a Windsor chair. Part 6. Making the spindles for the backrest.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 17

Making a Windsor chair. Part 7. Assembly the spindle back.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1987 (v.10#4) pg. 12

Locking tapers. A look at the joint used by Windsor chairmakers that keeps the legs and arms in their holes in the seat. The weight of someone sitting on the chair drives the conical tenons into their tapered holes.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1989 (v.20#3) pg. 70

How to calculate the correct angles and set up your drill press to bore angled holes (such as those in the seat of a Windsor chair).
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 71

Spoon bits. How to fine-tune these bits used by Windsor chairmakers. How to cut and use the duckbill spoon bit joint.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 70

Tips: The best way to join brace spindles to the back bows in Windsor chairs is a hammer-eye joint.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 10

Tip: The correct finish for Windsor chairs is paint.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 16

Description of the "bulb-shaped" joint used to join posts-to-rungs in ladder-back and Windsor chairs from the early 18th century till late 19th century.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 16

The New England Windsor chair. A tradition captures the imagination of contemporary makers. A brief history of the Windsor chair, details of its structure, and a brief profile of four contemporary Windsor chairmakers.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 32
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 4

Technique for repairing a Windsor chair back that has broken almost straight across the grain.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 14

Making a child's tandem rocking chair which features a Windsor chair design.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 90

Windsor settee features a bow that flows smoothly in a continuous curve from the arm and evenly-spaced spindles.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 85

Tip on using depth-governed pilot holes as a pattern when carving wooden seats for Windsor chairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 69
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 8

Working green wood to fabricate Windsor chairs that will stand the test of time.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 90

Bowback Windsor chairmaking step-by-step. Green woodworking lends its strength to this classic design.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 91
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 6

Using a fox-wedged tenon to attach the leg when repairing an old Windsor chair.
FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 22

Mending a non-valuable Windsor chair with a seat that is split down the middle. The repair involves inserting a piece of replacement wood in the seat.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 104

Making a continuous-arm Windsor chair in the style of Curtis Buchanan.
FURNITURE #1 1992 pg. 36

A unique reproduction of an antique three-legged chair. Back is a cross between a Windsor and a captain's chair.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 41

Tip on premature aging of a painted Windsor chair in those areas subject to the most wear.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 21

Reproduction of a handsome pine and maple bench from the law office of Abraham Lincoln. It is 19" wide and 78" long. Features a Windsor arrow back, trestle leg assembly, and plank seat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 126

A classic sack-back Windsor chair. Build this graceful armchair out of poplar, maple and ash.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 114

Steam bending a Windsor bowback is described.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 38

How to turn a baluster leg for a Windsor chair.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 34

Country chairs and chairmaking. Part 2. Windsor chairs. Illustrates the basic steps in making a Windsor chair as well as describing its history.
WOODWORKER #1037 Apr 1980 (v.84) pg. 241

Windsor chairs made at home. Some tips.
WOODWORKER #1057 Dec 1981 (v.85) pg. 852

Windsor chair. A straightforward design for a windsor chair which involves some interesting turning and practice in the accurate boring of angled holes. The seat is sculpted using gouges and an abrasive disc.
WOODWORKER #1064 Jul 1982 (v.86) pg. 466

Smoker's bow. An excerpt from the book "Making Family Heirlooms" shows how to build a low-back Windsor chair (circa 1830).
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 279
Added Info WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 261

Tip on using a simple jig to make the tapered sticks for a Windsor chair back using a hand plane.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 559
Added Info WOODWORKER #1103 Oct 1985 (v.89) pg. 799

Tips on hollowing or "saddling" the seat for a Windsor chair.
WOODWORKER Dec 1987 (v.91#12) pg. 1137

Tips on bending top bows, arms and crinoline stretchers for double-bow and Windsor chairs.
WOODWORKER Jun 1988 (v.92#6) pg. 497

Instructions and plans for a single bow Windsor chair. A traditional style dining room chair (circa 1850) sometimes known regionally as a "stick-back" chair.
WOODWORKER Oct 1988 (v.92#10) pg. Supplement
Added Info WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 200

Child-sized smoker's bow chair, a stocky version of a Windsor chair (circa 1830). Requires wood turning of 16 spindles of various lengths and shapes.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1150

Tip on repairing a broken round stretcher on a Windsor-style chair without disassembling the chair.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1162

Tips on attaching the arm support to the arm bow in a double bow Windsor chair.
WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 959

Reproduction of a lath back Windsor-style "marriage chair" (circa 1890). Construction requires a lathe, band saw and hand tools.
WOODWORKER Feb 1992 (v.96#2) pg. 60

Turning a beaded, curved crest rail for a Windsor chair. How to rotate a curved work piece on a lathe while cutting the bead profiles.
WOODWORKER Apr 1994 (v.98#4) pg. 61

An introduction to chairbuilding. Construction of a child-size Windsor chair is an excellent project for a beginner.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.16#5) pg. 16, 40
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 12 (Green wood drying)

American fan-back Windsor chair, circa 1680-1700.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 32

High-backed Windsor chair.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1969 (v.25#5) pg. 30

The gracious Windsor chair. Instructions for constructing two different styles are given. Requires extensive lathe work.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 66

Sack-back Windsor chair. Part 1. Make and assemble the seat, legs and arm supports.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 58
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 6

Laying out turning stock. Tips on proper layout for turning Windsor chair spindle stock.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 64

Sack-back Windsor chair. Part 2. Making and using jigs to form the spindles and laminated back and arm bows. Chair assembly and finishing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 82