These are the same bent bows and crests I use in my chairs. They are riven from an oak log, shaved with a drawknife and spokeshave, steam bent and then thoroughly dried. Final spokeshaving, planing, scraping and sanding will still need to be done, along with boring mortices and cutting any tenons. All are bent to match Curtis Buchanan’s plans.
ORDERING BENT WINDSOR CHAIR PARTS
Shipping costs vary from roughly $15-$40 depending on size and distance. Backs are made to order and are shipped every month or two. Contact me for more info or to place an order.
Windsor Chair Bends
Continuous Arm — $120.00 ea.
Continuous Arm Settee – $170.00 ea.
Loop Back — $90.00 ea.
Sack Back Arm — $100.00 ea.
Sack Back Crest Rail — $70.00 ea.
Fan Back Side Chair Crest — $60.00 ea. (The profile needs to be sawn out, volutes carved, etc.)
Fan/Comb Back Arm Chair Crest — $70.00 ea. (The profile needs to be sawn out, volutes carved, etc.)
Comb Back Arm, Built-up, With Handhold — $140.00 ea. (Hand-hold profile needs to be sawn out, volutes carved, etc.)
Tools & Supplies
How to sharpen and use a card scraper:
Curtis Buchanan demonstrates bending a Continuous Arm back: