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I wonder if you can give me any advice on these chairs? Are they windsor? Should I refinish them? I know nothing about them.
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Becky Harris
megholson, please post your pictures to the Discussion section - i think a lot more eyes will see them over there and pitch in with ideas. I have not seen chairs like these before (which doesn't mean much!) but I think they are very cool and have Windsor-like lines. I'd like to see them with less formal cushions perhaps? They are really neat!
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Last year here in sunny LA we bought thru Amazon 2 solid-oak Windsor-style, swivel, bar chairs for seating at a wood-inlaid breakfast bar that we installed in our partially covered patio that overlooks our backyard & pool. Before placing them outside we applied a very light honey-oak stain & a clear coat for protection from the elements. A year outside in the sun and the chairs have acquired a nice aged-oak patina, look both rustic and elegant at the same time, and are incredibly comfortable. The added kicker is that they were considerably less expensive than any other solid wood bar chairs! We & our guest love our Windsor chairs, & I really enjoyed this idea book article because it highlights the warmth & elegance & special lightness these chairs bring.

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