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The last Art Show of the season is fast approaching in Park Forest, IL September 17 and 18th, 2022

I spent the weekend in Bucktown, Chicago, IL there was Great Weather and awesome people who love art!

I’m at the downtown Minneapolis Art Festival at Loring Park with my chairs this weekend

Chair making classes
One on one instruction
Two consecutive weekends Thursday through Sunday
Hand tool woodworking
You pick the Windsor chair or rocking chair design
All materials and tools included
No experience necessary.
Call or write me for more information


a week ago
My husband and I met Bill at an art festival where he had several of his custom chairs on display. They were all beautiful and clearly crafted with care and precision. My husband was immediately taken with a rocker, which we decided to purchase. Bill was wonderful to work with as he communicated with us regularly to confirm custom design elements and provide build updates. He is passionate about his craft and a delight to collaborate with. We are so happy with our new rocking chair. Thank you, Bill!
- Michelle N
a year ago
Bill is a master craftsman, we ordered a custom colonial Windsor chair with a few modifications. He used all the original techniques and the wood is solid, one solid piece seat hand carved. It looks like it belongs in a museum.I would give Bill 10 stars 5 is not enough to describe how gorgeous this chair came out. The design is so perfect it will take you back to colonial Williamsburg. The finish is perfect old world antique black. I highly recommend Bill and will buy again.
- lo t
a year ago
Bill made our comb back custom rocking chair to our specifications to perfection. The quality of the craftsmanship is outstanding. The stain quality too is impressive. Bill was very punctual and polite throughout the process and kept us updated with pictures and messages. Highly recommend Bill for custom heirloom furniture.
- Niko K

Windsor Chairmaker

A local tree trimming company gives me  a constant supply of high quality logs, he would burn them otherwise. These logs – oak, hickory, ash, maple and walnut – are then split to size using wedges and a sledge hammer. This technique, as opposed to sawing, ensures straight wood fibers providing uncompromising strength. Seats for traditional styles are carved from  of eastern white pine or tulip poplar while butternut, walnut or tulip poplar are used for contemporary designs.

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6050 Brynwood Drive
Rockford, IL 61114

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Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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