These six Windsor chairs were pulled from a client’s barn. They’re made of solid maple and have arched crest rails.
They were all in pretty bad shape, and restoring them involved repairs, re-gluing, and refinishing.
As luck would have it, all the parts were there, a few broken spindles, but all there.
The joints were very loose, so it didn’t take much to knock these chairs apart with a rubber mallet. Each part was inspected, old glue was scraped off, and anything broken was repaired.
The chairs were then glued and clamped tight overnight.
Each chair was then stripped, sanded, and prepped for a new finish. An oil based wood stain was applied, and the chairs were then finished with coats of lacquer. Once the finish was dry, the chairs were rubbed and waxed to give a nice traditional look.
These Windsor chairs were restored for a Millerton NY client.