Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hand Made Windsor Office Chairs, Boardroom Chairs, Conference Table Chairs

These windsor chairs on swivel / tilt bases make a very comfortable and classy look for any office or home desk.   They also work very well around a conference table or boardroom table.   The style works well with a traditional table as well as austere modern looks.  The base can be locked or allowed to tilt back with a tension control for adjusting the tilt.  The height is also adjustable with the side lever.  Hard carpet wheels or urethane wheels for floors are available.  I generally set them up with the urethane wheels at no extra cost as they seem to work with all floors in my opinion.  Please feel free to inquire if you have other ideas.  More information is available on my website at TimothyClark.com.

conference table, boardroom chair

conference table, boardroom chair

conference table, boardroom chair

conference table, boardroom chair

Below are a pair of office chairs. The right hand chair has its arm rail mounted and wedged.  These chairs are made to last.

Handmade Rocking Chair- The Waltham Rocker by Timothy Clarkrk

I have many favorites, but this rocker ranks very high.  A rocker is the top dog of chairs in my mind and this one is just so raw and refined at the same time.   Making a new one always brings be back to Williamsburg, VA where in 7th grade, I was first exposed to quality hand work when I saw wooden instrument makers, furniture makers and a man making cedar shingles on a shaving horse.  The smells of the green wood, the hissing of hand planes and the thunking of chisels and mallets.  I am a laborer at heart.  I love the making.

Below, I am in the middle of trimming the wedged spindle ends on the underside of the rocker seat.  This rocker is to be finished with milk paint, so I use poplar or Aspen for the seat.  A good wood for painting and strong but fairly easy to shape.

 The next few shots show the back going on.

Spindles are inserted and wedged 2 at a time.

awaiting arms
 Below, a roughed out arm rail lamination is drilled and the hand is marked for sawing.  As can be seen, extra wood is added to accommodate the hand.  The hand looks more like a paw but it is called a hand. I borrowed the idea for this hand from a 1700's chair that I saw when I used to spend a lot of time at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont.  

Below is the rail ready for assembly.  You are looking at the bottom of the rail.

These two chairs have their second coats of milk paint.  They appear a bit gray as they have not yet received their coat of oil and varnish which will saturate the dry looking paint.

Happy Spring