The Process. I am one of the few traditional Windsor chair makers in Canada. I make these chairs one at a time, to your specifications, in my shop in Grey County, Ontario. A single chair may require several weeks to complete.
1. Browse the available styles and select your chair. If you don’t see the style you’re looking for, please ask me.
2. Choose optional features. Many of these chairs come with optional features.
3. Select your finish. All chairs are stained light brown and then painted using milk paint.
Basic. A single solid colour finish consisting of two coats of milk paint sealed with either an oil or, for light colours, water borne varnish (to avoid yellowing). Over time, the topcoat will wear naturally, revealing the base coat when you’ve chosen a second colour.
Distressed. The Basic treatment using two colours, enhanced by the manual removal of areas of the topcoat to simulate years of natural wear.
Two-colour rubbed finish. Three coats of milk paint, two coats of a second colour wash, and then this is rubbed down, allowing the undercoat to peek through, then sealed and waxed. This imparts a luxurious finish.
4. Place your order. Upon receiving your order, I’ll be in touch to confirm the details, determine the preferred delivery method, answer any questions, and provide an expected completion date. Delivery can be pick-up, local drop-off, or courier. I’ll e-mail you confirming the details and requesting a 40% deposit. The deposit will confirm your place in the production sequence and, once I begin to build the chair, will be non-refundable. Once the order is completed I will send an invoice for the balance, which will include any shipping costs. Final payment is due upon pick-up/delivery.