Builders of Fine Windsor Chairs

Straw Hill Windsor Chairs



Due to a medical leave, I will not be taking on any new orders at this time.

About Our Chairs

The many styles of Windsor chair reproductions shown in this web site are copies of antique Windsor Chairs we have restored over the years. The construction and materials used in our chairs are the same as used in the original antiques.
            Windsor chairs are well known for their comfort, beauty and durability. The design and method of construction result in their inherent strength, providing generations of use.
            The seat, made of two inch native New Hampshire white pine, is carved and sanded by hand to a comfortable and beautifully proportioned shape. The legs, bows and arm posts are drilled through the seat and are then glued and wedged, giving them continual tightness. Bow and spindles are of oak or ash; legs and stretchers are of maple or birch and are carefully cut (turned) by hand on the lathes in our shop. In fact, all our chair parts are made right here in our shop.
            We finish our chairs in a variety of  ways. The finish referred to in the price is for a wood stain, clear finish. At additional cost we offer a variety of antique finishes for those who wish their chairs to have a natural aged antique look.. These procedures include one or more contrasting coats of milk paint over water stain with authentic subtle pin striping covered by an antique glaze, light distressing of typical worn areas, leaving spindle and leg ends slightly raised, to complete the antique look. Antique crackle finish in a variety of top coats over undercoat colors is also very attractive, as well as painted chairs with stained seats, with the above antique finishing procedures. A variety of stain and paint colors are available.
            The quality of our chairs is among the best. One of the main reasons for this assurance is that they are not mass produced, but each is carefully handmade. Many customers desire chairs that were perhaps designed and made for them individually, and may also appreciate meeting and talking with the craftsman responsible for their personal order. STRAW HILL CHAIRS is a family run business since 1984, employing only family members.
            We have strived to keep our prices affordable. For example: a set of chairs (2 arm chairs and 4 side chairs) can be purchased for around $3,600. All chairs are branded, dated and numbered.
            We are state juried members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Concord, New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association.


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  •  DELIVERY TIME: Please telephone for delivery time.
  •  SHIPPING: Crating and shipping costs are added to the price; shipping costs will vary. (Please call).
  •  DEPOSITS: A deposit on orders is required. The balance of payment is due prior to shipment.

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For sales, general information & customer support, or if you would like to discuss any aspect of Windsor Chair construction or a custom order, please feel free to e-mail Peter Scheffer or call him at: 603-477-0396 or FAX: 603-542-4167

Postal Address:
189 South Hedgehog Hill Road
Newport, NH 03773

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