ABOUT WCW

Located in the town of Warren, Rhode Island on the east side of Narragansett Bay, Warren Chair Works has been making handcrafted Windsor Chairs since 1981.  In addition to Windsor Chairs, we make complimentary dining and occasional tables, hutches, and sideboards.  All of our pieces are made to order, on-site by our talented craftsmen with locally sourced lumber. Our showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 5:00pm and on weekends by appointment.  We also give shop tours so feel free to stop by if you are in the area!

 

ABOUT OUR CHAIRS

Our seats are made from 2" thick white pine (soft maple seat option available).  Each seat is scooped and shaped to form the comfortable saddle signature of a 200-year-old Windsor.  Backs and rails are bent from ash, a wood recognized in the 1700's for its unique bending qualities, its strength and flexibility. Maple is the wood of choice for larger turnings such as legs and stretchers.  Its tight grain structure lends itself perfectly to deep and intricate turnings that our New England legs are famous for.  Keeping in the traditional style, our fine furniture is made without nails or screws.  The leg tenons are brought up through the top of the seat, then glued and wedged into place.  The spindles are brought through the arm or bow, and then glued and wedged as well.  This process, although time-consuming, assures a tight fit top and bottom. This true-to-our-history craftsmanship is essential in producing a chair of enduring strength and value.