of the Windsor chairs I make are built using a mix of traditional and
modern methods. The seats are a single piece of poplar and are hand
carved. The turnings all start as billets hand-riven from a green log
of hickory or maple. They are dried then turned on a modern lathe. The
long spindles and bent parts are all hand-riven oak or hickory. They
are carved while still green and then dried before they are assembled
into the chair. I only use hide glue on my chairs and traditional
joinery. I finish the chairs with milk paint or tung oil. I prefer to
meet with someone that I make a chair for--in order to fit the chair to
the person. Trying to do it the other way around doesn"t seem to work
Most of the
work done by Seneca Creek is custom work. As a general rule we do not
stock many items. Prices for pieces may vary with the variety of wood
used, the choice of finishes and embellishment. The photographs on our
site are not a catalog of our wares, but a sample of pieces that
have left our shop.
If you have a piece that needs to be restored, repaired or refinished,
please do contact us.
You can reach us by e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> or by phone at
301-972-7453 to inquire about our pieces.
We also do custom saw milling and we have flitch-sawn
and other sawn logs available.