Bob Dillon Windsor Chairs

Handmade Chairs and Other Traditional Furniture -- since 1990

For over 25 years I made Windsor chairs, in the traditional ways, in my little one-man shop in Hackensack, MN. In that time I created hundreds of chairs, settees and stools, using oak and birch from my own woods, and pine planks from small local sawmills. I have turned thousands of legs and stretchers, shaved even more thousands of spindles, arms and bows. Hundreds of parts went into my steambox, most successfully bent, more than a few broken and tossed into the kindling pile. I have brushed on many gallons of milk paint and linseed oil. And I have shipped my wares all over the US, and a few to Canada.

But now it's time to hang up my spokeshave and my drawknife, take a stab at some of those projects I've been putting off, and just go out and have some fun.

Many thanks to my hundreds of customers. Your kind words kept me going over the years.

"Stools came today. They look great. Thank you so much."
Jeannie H., Bunker Hill, PA, July 18, 2017

"The settee arrived safely. Looks great in our home." "We love it; thanks so much!"
Lisa S., Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2016

"We LOVE our stools. My husband who rarely compliments anything, believes you are an artisan."
Nancy M., Nuevo, CA, December 23, 2014

"The chair arrived just now and it is fantastic! Thanks again for this wonderful chair."
Don & Regina B., Rochester, NY, April 16, 2013

"They arrived! And they are perfect. Doing business w/you the second time was as great as the first. Colors are perfect. And they arrived the day my kitchen was finished...."
Patricia C., Tucson, AZ, August 14, 2012

"The chair just arrived, and per my 17 year old is "insane", which I think is teenager for really, really well done. Cannot say it any better myself!"
Rob A., Mendota Heights, MN, April 20, 2012

"I just received my chairs and they're beautiful. Your craftsmanship is extraordinary."
Lynn M., Kenner, LA, April 5, 2012

"We have enjoyed using the chairs that you made and are looking forward to using the settee."
C.C., Austin, TX, March 13, 2012

"I now have the Windsor Settee at my table and it is wonderful. Perfect in fact.... Thanks so much. It was great working with you."
Patricia C., Tucson, AZ, April 5, 2011

"Received the chair on Friday the 4th. Looks AWESOME! Really appreciate it!"
D.B., Gainesville, GA, June 7, 2010

"I just wanted to let you know the stools arrived and they are absolutely lovely -- we're very pleased with them."
Debra G., Cambridge, MA, April 7, 2009

"... the table and chairs arrived safely and are wonderful. Thank you so much...."
Darlene S., Los Angles, CA, December 9, 2008

"The stools did arrive yesterday, and we are extremely pleased with them. The workmanship is excellent and the finish is great."
Dan Z., Milwaukee, WI, September 10, 2008

"Our chairs arrived Wednesday!!!!! A day early. They are fantastic. Your artistry is truly appreciated. They are exactly what we hoped for. I will be sure to advertise your work when our friends express their admiration for the chairs."
Greg H., Wellesly, MA, December 7, 2007

"Just wanted to let you know that the chair was delivered (in fine packaging and shape) this afternoon. Am very pleased with it, as I figured I would be. Great workmanship, color/stain, etc. Looks perfect in its new home."
Andy P., Tampa, FL, May 12, 2006

"...we got the chairs last week. They all made the trip unscathed, and they look great. We really appreciate the effort you put into them - I'm sure they'll give our family years of service."
John O., Chanhassan, MN, February 9, 2006

"... the chairs arrived yesterday and they're what -- frigging fantastic! really, bravo sir! a craft well done. they're really amazing and the two colors are perfect. I was surprised at how light the chairs were, and portable, yet strong. they're everything I had hoped...."
John N., Chicago, March 16, 2005

"The continuous arm chair I got last year is a wonderful chair, it looks like a piece of art sitting in our house."
Tom B., Oronoco, MN, October 7, 2004

"... I had to tell you how pleased I am. The workmanship and finish are perfect...."
Ruth B., Richfield, MN, June 10, 2004

"The chairs arrived yesterday - they are absolutely beautiful!!"
Jackie, Oakdale, MN, September 19, 2003

"My sincerest thanks to you for the most beautiful kitchen stools that arrived today.... They were definitely worth the months of waiting...."
Connie, St. Paul, MN, April 22, 2003

"Thank you for the chairs -- they are elegant, graceful, and comfortable.... It was a pleasure to be able to do business with you...."
Karen and Bob, Santa Fe, NM, Nov. 11, 2002

"I received my sack-back Windsor rocker on time and in perfect condition. Once I unpacked the shipping carton, my months of waiting were quickly rewarded. The rocker is both striking and handsome. The color you mixed for us is just what I wanted.... You are a credit to your craft."
Bill M., Phoenix, AZ, April 28, 2002