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    Two Windsor Chairs

    I've been working on these chairs on and off for a while and finally finished them (see pix). The one on the left is a bowback side chair and the one on the right is a sackback.

    Finish is black milk paint with shellac over it. I left the spindles natural (just shellac) to create some contrast in the chair.

    I have to sell them - my wife doesn't like Windsor chairs and we don't have any room for them. The Orange County Fair is coming up - I'll enter them, not to win anything, but because I can sell the chairs through the fair. People who are interested leave their contact info and I contact them after the fair is over.

    I'll ask $300 for the bowback and $350 for the sackback. That's cheap enough that I should get some takers, even in this market.

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    Those look very nice, Mike. The scooped seats look real comfortable, too.
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    I've always loved the Windsor chairs, but I have never seen them in black

    Best of luck on selling them, I think you are right, they should sell real easy.

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    Beatiful chairs Mike. If shipping wasn't that expensive I would take one for that price, I'm pretty sure that they will not come back from the fair.
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    Very nice chairs, Mike and I'd be very surprised if they don't sell.
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    very nice mike,, should have no problem..the production type kitchen chairs sell for 250 up this way..and yours are way above that quality and style.
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    You know Mike, Who ever buys one will want a complete set made too! That should keep you busy for a day or two
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    The chairs look great Mike. I'm sorry you won't keep them, but it's always nice to get paid for woodworking.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    You know Mike, Who ever buys one will want a complete set made too! That should keep you busy for a day or two
    I thought of that. I have a friend who makes Windsor chairs (and who helped me with these) and if a buyer wants more, I'll refer them to him and his wife (who also makes Windsor chairs). I was joking with him today about that and he said, "I'd be glad to make more chairs for your buyer but the price would be a bit higher."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Henderson View Post
    "I'd be glad to make more chairs for your buyer but the price would be a bit higher."Mike
    Not surprised there Mike It looks like there is a lot of work going into one of those chairs
    Aloha,

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