Finished Windsor Class!

Windsor Class Photo


We finished up another great chair class on Saturday evening. Here are the students with their finished chairs. I made a chair along with the guys but did not get a chance to paint it. Some of the guys took there chairs home in the red and plan to put a black coat on at home. A couple guys stayed and put on another coat of red and a coat of black paint. 

Late night painting!


It really is amazing to start with the logs just six days earlier and then finish with a chair that looks like it was made 200 years ago. The milk paint really has a way of accentuating every tool mark from the travisher marks on the seat to the drawknife and spokeshave marks on the bow. 

I am going to be working on a ladder back chair class, which will be sometime in the fall. I will keep you all posted on that. Thanks to all the great students. The only complaint is that we did not have enough ice cream breaks. Maybe next time!

Frank Strazza


















2 Responses to Finished Windsor Class!

  1. DanGrise March 24, 2015 at 11:39 PM #

    What a great looking chair! Frank, this is another class I really want to take. What a blast to split out the materials and bend them in quick succession. Your sense of proportion seems spot-on. Each of the students chairs looks to be comfortable and yet pleasing to the eye.

    Great work to all!

    Daniel & Joy Grise
    Dickinson, TX

    • Frank Strazza March 31, 2015 at 9:14 PM #

      Hello Daniel,

      Sorry for the slow response here, I actually was just thinking of you shortly before you sent your comment. You should definitely take the class, it is a lot of fun and lots of new skills to learn too. I probably won’t do another till next year, but I might try to do a ladder back class this year, which will have some of the same skills, busting the log, riving the wood, steam bending etc. Best wishes to you and yours.