Bernard Chandley

Bern Chandley Furniture

Woodworker
from Fitzroy, VIC, AU

Contact Maker

PROJECT HISTORY

Completed: 1

Positive Feedback 100% (1 review)

MATERIALS

Wood

SPECIALISATIONS

Traditional Joinery, Handcrafted Details, Bespoke Furniture, Enviromentally Friendly Finishes, Classic/Contemporary Designs, Heirloom Quality, Windsor Chairs, Chairmaker, Furnituremaker

Profile Published: February 2015


Address

Fitzroy, VIC, 3065

CONTACT MAKER

Bern Chandley handcrafts Windsor chairs using both traditional and modern techniques, devoting himself to the task of creating pieces of heirloom quality.

Windsor chairs have incredibly strong joinery allowing them to endure generations of punishment. There are numerous original chairs up to nearly 300 years old extant. All windsor chairs have solid hand carved seats into which all parts are round tenoned. The leg tenons are tapered at 6 degrees matched by the mortices which are drilled through the seat then reamed at 6 degrees. When glued in place a wedge is driven into the top of the leg creating an immensely strong and durable joint.

Apart from the turnings, and the kiln or air dried seat, all components are worked green straight from the log and are hand shaped always following the grain of the timber allowing delicate looking spindles and crest rails which are flexible and retain the strength of the tree.

The structure of these chairs allows for an almost endless variety of designs. From decorative traditional to simplified modern and anything in between.

The chairs are finished in a combination milk paint, natural oils and wax.

His work also includes all manner of tables and cabinets with an emphasis on hand finished details thus ensuring unique characteristics to each and every piece of furniture.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Last updated on 7th June 2016


Handkrafted connects people with makers to commission custom made furniture and goods. We showcase independent makers and facilitate transactions with them.

If you have any questions about the Terms, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@handkrafted.com

 ×

Follow your favourite makers and show appreciation for their work.

Connect and collaborate with skilled craftspeople to refine your idea and create something truly unique.

Already registered?

Forgot your password?
 ×
Top