Our 18th Century Assembly Techniques
Today Duckloe & Brothers use time-honored techniques traditionally used to hand-build 18th century furniture. Quality craftsmanship can be found in every chair, including our signature Windsor back chairs, rocking chairs, bar stools, Windsor benches, and settees.
All our chairs are made with the highest quality kiln-dried hardwoods. Chair legs are turned from hard rock maple; seats are carved from either cherry or poplar (poplar being more historically accurate). The back spindles are made from hickory, while the turnings under the arms are of maple. Chair arms are steam-bent from either hickory or ash.
Pictured right, a Duckloe craftsman completes the final steps for a #5 Loop Back Arm Chair—clearly demonstrating the integrity of construction of our Windsor chairs and benches. After assembly, each piece undergoes our 12-step finishing process.