Friday, June 30, 2017

Windsor Benches Going Like Hot Cakes

Each year, I seem to have flurries of order activity of certain items. One year, I have a string of beds to do, then a few dining tables in a row or a number of case pieces. Some years, all I do it make chairs.   This year has been the year of the Waltham Bench.  I have been doing these one after the other in different finishes, colors and sizes.  Dare I say, "trend"? We'll see.

I do like making these and while the 5' bench is the one that I make most, I have made it in 6', 4 1/2'. 5 1/2', 3', 3.5' and I am in the process of making a 4' version of this bench.  I make it with a more traditional tall crest rail but the thin rail has been the most asked for lately.  Even though the thin rail has a more modern look, it is still a very traditional form.   Stay tuned for one with arms.  I have a new order for 4 of them.

Here are a few pics of recent benches.

photo by a PA client

6' Waltham Bench in Federal Blue- see Park Hyatt pic below

The federal blue 6' Waltham Bench can be seen at the Park Hyatt in Washington DC.  This color can look a bit gray blue in some light or electric vibrant blue in other light. The bench and three custom low back chairs are off to the left.
pic from park hyatt photographer
Enjoy the wet weather,


  1. i am falling over backwards at these gorgeous pieces. MAESTRO! while i love the elongated bench in federal blue i also really love the broad chairs arranged opposite across the table in the hyatt photo. i think you call these low back chairs. always a pleasure to see your worked posted via's blog aggregator. Thanks!

    -adam of oakland, ca, usa

    1. Thanks for your note. You're too kind! (I am embarrassed to say that I have not been checking for blog comments I keep thinking that I have email notifications for comments set up...)

  2. Great stuff, Tim. How long have you been making windsor chairs? You should consider teaming up with

    1. Hi, thanks for the note. I have been building windsor chairs for around 30 years now. Wow, I am old. Yes, vermontwoodsstudios show some nice pieces but I am doing fine on my own. Thanks, though!