Choice of Chair for Course

If you are coming to The Windsor Workshop for the first time, then you have a choice of five Windsors: the Classic, Rocker, Low-back, Ergo and Continuous arm.

Once you have made one chair, you can make any of the other course chairs, including the Full-English double bow and settee.

Each chair presents its own particular challenges, but whichever you choose you will learn all the fundamental principles of Windsor chairmaking.


Course: £900


Course: £900


Course: £900


Course: £900

Continuous Arm

Course: £900

Sack Back

Course: £900

Chair dimensions

Click on 'More details' under each chair, for dimensions.

Chair Making Courses

No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.

Chair Making Book

Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

Youtube Videos

Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.

Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.

Tool Testimonials

“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015