Course dates, booking & prices
Under the Roadmap to eliminating COVID restrictions, I will be offering courses for up to 5 students until August. Thereafter I hope to take 8 students per course.
I will operate a waiting list for all courses, on a strict first-come, first-served basis.
Please get in touch if you wish to discuss coming on a course.
August 2-6 Low back
August 16-20 Continuous arm
September 20-24 Classic
October 4-8 Rocker FULL
October 25-29 Classic FULL
November 8-12 Low back
November 22-26 Continuous arm
December 13-17 Classic
January 10-14 Desk/Dining
January 24-28 Ergo
February 7-11 Continuous arm
February 28 – March 4 Classic
New course dates are posted on this website 6 – 9 months ahead of time to give plenty of time to fit courses into busy diaries. Courses are offered throughout the year with the exception of August and sometimes July. Every effort is made to spread the different courses across the year. Gaps in the calendar are usually as a result of James Mursell attending shows.
If a course becomes full, a waiting list will be started. Places will be offered strictly in order of registration on the waiting list if a vacancy becomes available.
Booking Your Course
- Select a course
- Contact James Mursell to check availability
- Pay deposit to make firm booking (£100 for 2-day stool making course; £300 for 5-day chairmaking course). Please see Payment Options
Please read the conditions of booking.
- You will receive confirmation of your booking and receipt of your payment.
Course Prices from 1/1/20
2-day Stool course – £315
5-day Chair courses:
Classic, Low, Ergo and continuous arm: £800
Rocking chair/Full-English/settee: £830
There is absolutely nothing extra to pay as these prices include materials, use of tools, generous food and refreshments during the day, and VAT)
Video of Crown Windsor course 13-17 March 2017
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.
“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