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Choice of Chair for Course

If you are coming to The Windsor Workshop in 2018 for the first time, then you have a choice of four Windsor armchairs: Classic double bow, Rocking chair, Low-back, Continuous-arm and Crown Windsor.

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

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

Continuous arm chair

Course: £655

Rocking Chair
Course: £685


Course: £655

classic double bow

Classic double bow
Course: £655

Full-English double bow

Full-English double-bow
(returning students only)
Course: £655

2-seat Settee

Course: £735

Side chairs and bar stools

After making your first chair there are also other options available such as side chairs and bar stools. You will have seen these during your first course and if you are interested then discuss your ideas with James Mursell. You may be able to make two of these during a course.

pair of high chairs





Taking Windsor chairmaking further

If, having taken a course, you wish to take things further then the three remaining chairs are worth considering. However if you are looking for a serious challenge you could make the settee.

With the large number of components the settee is a major project. You will need to be confident in your abilities so that you can complete it in the time available.

Windsor settee

Course: £735

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

Windsor 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