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Returning to the farm and finding a new career

Read the Free-Lance Star's chronicle of William's journey from farmer to pilot to chair maker.

Windsor chairs ready for their close-up

Locust Farm Windsor chairs were selected by HBO and Playtone, Tom Hanks's production company, to be set furniture for their miniseries John Adams. The mini-series was first broadcast in March 2008 and the chairs played an important part in its Emmy-winning set design.
William Jenkins and chairs
Here's a photo of William Jenkins with some of the chairs he provided to the production. See if you can spot them in the John Adams trailer.
In the mini-series, Continental Congress members deliberated while sitting in 35 Sack Back Windsors. William Jenkins also replicated the particular Windsor chairs favored by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both now available for sale.
Read more about the use of our chairs in the film in the Free-Lance Star.