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."
"The settee arrived safely. Looks great in our home." "We love it; thanks so much!"
"We LOVE our stools. My husband who rarely compliments anything, believes you are an artisan."
"The chair arrived just now and it is fantastic! Thanks again for this wonderful chair."
"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...."
"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!"
"I just received my chairs and they're beautiful. Your craftsmanship is extraordinary."
"We have enjoyed using the chairs that you made and are looking forward to using the settee."
"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."
"Received the chair on Friday the 4th. Looks AWESOME! Really appreciate it!"
"I just wanted to let you know the stools arrived and they are absolutely lovely -- we're very pleased with them."
"... the table and chairs arrived safely and are wonderful. Thank you so much...."
"The stools did arrive yesterday, and we are extremely pleased with them. The workmanship is excellent and the finish is great."
"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."
"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."
"...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."
"... 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...."
"The continuous arm chair I got last year is a wonderful chair, it looks like a piece of art sitting in our house."
"... I had to tell you how pleased I am. The workmanship and finish are perfect...."
"The chairs arrived yesterday - they are absolutely beautiful!!"
"My sincerest thanks to you for the most beautiful kitchen stools that arrived today.... They were definitely worth the months of waiting...."
"Thank you for the chairs -- they are elegant, graceful, and comfortable.... It was a pleasure to be able to do business with you...."
"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."