Course dates, booking & prices

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss coming on a particular course.

I operate a waiting list for all courses, on a strict first-come, first-served basis.

Course dates


January 10-14 Low

January 24-28 Ergo FULL 

February 7-11 Continuous arm

February 28 – March 4 Classic

March 14-18 Rocker

March 28 – April 1 Classic

April 10-11 Stool (weekend)

May 23-27 Continuous arm

June 13-17 Sack back (NEW)

July 4-8 Classic

New course dates are posted on this website 6 – 9 months ahead to give plenty of time to fit courses into busy diaries. 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.

Booking Your Course

  1. Select a course
  2. Contact James Mursell to check availability
  3. Pay deposit to make firm booking  (£100 for 2-day stool making course; £350 for 5-day chairmaking course). Please see Payment Options
    Please read the conditions of booking.
  4. You will receive confirmation of your booking and receipt of your payment.

Course Prices

2-day Stool course – £330

5-day Chair courses – £900

There is absolutely nothing extra to pay as these prices include materials, use of tools, generous food and refreshments during the day, and VAT)

Click here for images and details of course chairs

Video of Crown Windsor course 13-17 March 2017

This video was made by Merlin Beedell who attended the course and made a chair while also recording the week for you to enjoy!

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