Furniture Designs

Four Wood Weather Vanes

Wood Weather Vane Designs

Weather vanes are always fascinating, particularly the fanciful designs of the eighteenth century. Several of the examples shown here can be found in an excellent book. The Pine Furniture of Early New England. by Russell H. Kettell. If you're not concerned with wind direction, these vanes make striking wall decorations, either painted and antiqued or stained and varnished. Many vane plans call for mounting and pivoting devices that require metalworking skills. We have tried to keep things...