When you take a chairmaking class here with Shawn Murphy we will cover all the aspect of building a chair from selecting materials, riving and shaping the bows crests and spindles, carving the seats and assembly. The turnings will be pre-done for all classes. There will not be enough time during class week to paint the chair but if time allows I can do a demo. I will do my best to answer all questions about painting or tool sharpening during the week as time permits.
** Indicates advanced class and student must have chair making experience either from taking a sack back \ side chair class previous from me or an approved instructor.
Side chairs - $1,200 per student during scheduled class times (requested one on one $1,400)
- Balloon back
- Bow back counter Height stool*
- Bow back with no tail
- Fan back
Arm Chairs - $1,400 per student during scheduled class times (requested one on one $1,600)
- Comb back
- Continuous Arm
- Sack back
Specialty Chairs â€“ class costs for these arenâ€™t determined yet but would begin at $1,600. I would also welcome one-on-one students for these chairs. Specific cost for each one would be worked out with me and the student individually.
- Nantucket Fan back
- Philadelphia High back
- Rhode island low back
- Rocking Chair
- Setteeâ€™s (sack back or philly low back)
- Writing arm
If you are interested in private instruction, please email Shawn.
You will find a wide variety of
turnings for sale to make Windsor chairs. There are several
different styles of legs, stretchers back posts and spindles
to choose from take a minute to browses to see if there are
any you like. If interested in purchasing please call or
email me a list of part numbers for my review. The turnings
can be purchased several different ways. Please go to the
price list to see what’s right for you. Custom turnings are
available upon request. All turnings come in maple some
available in cherry and oak in limited quantities.
Turnings Price List