Sculpted Rocking Chairs and Windsor Chairs are made from wood purchased locally thus making use of a renewable resource and decreasing energy consumption and pollution.
Our chairs are finished with non-toxic finish that dries without giving off polluting vapors.
Handmade chairs and Heirloom furniture can be expected to last two or more centuries allowing replacement trees to grow and mature.
“Eco-design considers the whole lifecycle of a product. A Windsor that lasts 200 years, and is painted with milk paint, lasts far longer than the tree takes to re-grow the wood, is made of mostly locally-grown wood (no transportation CO2), is manufactured by human hands, and has no toxic disposal cost at the end-of-life.”
As Americans simplify their lives and look for quality and permanency, Windsor chairs fit right in. Buying handmade Windsor chairs, a customer buys the only set of chairs he or she will own for a lifetime. Since handmade Windsors last far longer than people do, a set of Windsors purchased today will be passed on to the owner’s descendants. In other words, these chairs will become cherished family heirlooms.
There is no worry that by buying chairs that last 200 years customers will have to live the rest of their lives with something that has gone out of style. Windsors fit in with any décor. Examine pictures of late 19th and early 20th century interiors, and they show Windsors in use. When those photos were taken, the Windsors were already 100 years old, but remained part of the household’s furnishings.
Windsors were a product of the late Georgian and Federal periods. As those photos prove, they remained in use through the myriad of Victorian furniture styles, as well as the fin-de-siecle furniture styles. Why? Because they blended well with every style. There is no reason to assume that will change in the future. Windsor design is timeless.
Windsor chairs, known commonly as “green chairs” in the 18th century, are the ultimate green chair of the 21st. Windsors are made of local woods and are generally purchased by people who live near the maker. Thus, they make use of a renewable resource, and there is little energy consumption or pollution associated with them. Think how much energy it takes to import those cheap chairs from southeast Asia that J. C. Penny had to recall. Because Windsor chairs are made by hand, a chairmaker produces his own energy, and he exhales the only green house gas he produces.
Windsor chairs are finished in milk paint, a non-toxic finish that dries without giving off polluting vapors. A handmade Windsor can be expected to last two of more centuries. The chair lasts far longer than it takes for replacement trees to grow and mature.
Windsor Stool with Milk Paint. This color is called Buttermilk.
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