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Meet Thomas Wetzel

At the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, in Saratoga New York, sits Thomas Wetzel's Windsor Chair Shop.

Following a successful career as a custom homebuilder, Tom taught himself the art of Windsor chair making.

In his one-man shop, Tom gives close attention to each and every detail on every chair.

Tom uses eighteen-century joinery and many of the original hand tools to create and recreate the finest examples of the Windsor style. Using tapered socket joinery on all leg and stump joints gives his chairs exceptional strength. Traditional hide glue has been proven over time to give strength and the ability to deconstruct the bond during a future repair.

In 2005 Tom introduced meditation into his life and work, the results are his new Carlsbad rocking chair, and Budback armchair.” Meditation has been truly a life changing experience.”

Tom Wetzel, creating a Windsor chair

Tom has also begun teaching in his shop, and welcomes new students. Interested woodworkers are welcome to call to schedule a class.

The one-man shop in New York is very busy. Orders are taken at least 3+ months prior to completion. Regretfully, shop tours are not available.

Tom lives and works with his 4 sons in Middle Grove, New York.

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