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The Old Workshop

This old building was the original ‘Windsor Workshop’ and the very first chair making workshop was held here back in 2004!

This is the smaller of our two units and is perfect for an individual or a couple. The layout is open plan with a separate shower room/toilet at one end. Towels are provided. The double bed is partly screened from the living area, which includes a 2-seat sofa, table and stools and a fully fitted kitchen. 

The Old Workshop has original oak beams, bespoke fittings and high quality soft furnishings.

For your entertainment, there is a TV, free wi-fi and a selection of books.

Some store cupboard basics are provided and fresh milk, bread, butter and fruit will be put in on the day of your arrival.

The cost of renting The Old Workshop is as follows:

2 or more nights         £70 per night

5 or more nights         £60 per night

To make a firm booking we require a 20% deposit (payment options). This will be confirmed by email. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the start of the booking. Please see our full terms of business here.

If you are interested in renting The Old Workshop, please contact James Mursell to check availability.

Video tour of The Old Workshop

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

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