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Bird cage Windsor chair


Deceptively simple in appearance, this is the most difficult Windsor chair to make. Designed by the late Woody Scoville of East Calais, Vermont who generously shared the measurements with me.

5 comments:

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Wow. That's exactly what I've been looking for. I knew someone had to be making a birdcage Windsor that was this good.

ramon said...

preciosas sillas,aqui en espaƱa yo tambien me divierto fabricandolas pero no consigo llegar a esos niveles de perfeccion que observo en todos sus trabajos,enhorabuena.

Sterling A. Scoville said...

Woody Scoville was my Dad. Not only was he a great crafter of fine furniture, he was a mentor and a fantastic father. My one honest regret in life is not learning his craft. Anyone who has a piece of his furniture has a true work of heart. He passed away about 13 years ago. I miss him.

Herman Veenendaal said...

Sterling, I'm very sorry to hear this. I still tell the story of meeting your father and how he freely shared his knowledge with me. I admired his birdcage Windsor and he let me photograph it. A few weeks later I made a start on it but needed a dimension so I wrote him a letter. To my delight, several weeks later a mailing tube arrived with not only the dimension but a complete set of templates for the various parts of the chair.

He was kind, generous and and a real gentleman. I, too, shall miss him.

Herman

Garden Furniture said...

Thank you for sharing this. This is an example of a truly artful and well-crafted piece of furniture.