Windsor Chairs
and other heirloom quality pieces
Handmade from wood
by Cecil Robertson
Handmade in Missouri, USA


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To make the seat for the Continuous Arm Windsor Chair I start with a kiln dried board of the correct type of wood. The board has a thickness of eight quarters (2").

My faithful Fox Hound “Lucky” is gaurding out the 2” thick cherry board that will become the seats for 2 Continuous Arm Windsor Chairs. A completed Oak chair is also shown.


The two inch thick by ten feet long cherry board after being cut into the four pieces. Two pieces will be glued together and will become the seat.


On the left are pieces #3 and 4 after being glued together. On the right are pieces #1 and 2 in the glue clamps. I use a template for the seat to position spindle and leg holes and it is shown on the left.


I use spoon bits in a brace to drill the holes for the spindles and legs. Spoon bits have been around for hundreds of years. It seems that chair makers are the only ones that use them today.


Last updated:
September 29, 2015


To order, contact: Cecil Robertson                      314-605-1410
           Located in St. Charles County, Missouri