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Make a Windsor chair

5(5 reviews)
Start your woodworking journey with this chair-making course, you won't believe what you can create with your own two hands!
Crystal Palace
In-person
£490 pp
12 session course
Beginner
Next available date:18th September 2022
What happens in this class?

London’s only dedicated Windsor chair-making course runs over 12 weekly sessions; it’s a commitment, but at the end you’ll have made your own Windsor side chair and be well on the way to being a confirmed wood-nut. It's also probably the best fun you can have on a weekday evening anywhere in town.

In this class

You'll learn how to fashion fresh timber, straight from the log, into the legs, stretchers and spindles (chair's main components). You'll be using axe, drawknife and spokeshave to do this or, for the more adventurous…

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Things to remember

Basic materials are covered, but there will be an additional charge for the seat material. This will be £20-40, depending on availability and prices at the time.

Wear clothing suitable for a workshop environment, ie that you don't mind getting a bit dusty. Some stout shoes would be…

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Latest Reviews
5(5 reviews)
Stephen Ball - 11 May 2022
Ben’s Windsor chair course was a valuable learning experience in the art of greenwood joinery, the use of hand woodworking tools, and was also a lot of fun! Highly recommended.
Henrique - 31 January 2022
A very knowledgeable teacher in a relaxing and even therapeutical environment. Great experience and now got the bug... Starting some handmade bar stools with the techniques I learned
Chris - 31 January 2022
Ben's windsor chair course is a one of a kind for London. With his years of teaching experience and relaxed attitude I enjoyed every moment of building my very own windsor. Thanks Ben
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Age Requirement

18

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Your Teacher

Ben Willis Woodcraft is an independent wood workshop based in Crystal Palace offering a chance to get back to nature by using green wood to make a bowl, stool or chair from scratch.

Ben makes bespoke furniture and it all starts this way - as a log, as far as is possible freshly cut from the woodland. Aside from the practical advantages of using material in this form, as previously described, an added benefit is that it sustains the ancient practice of coppicing, a sustainable method for managing woodlands in which trees are cut, allowed to regrow again for a period…

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Crystal Palace
3 Stoney Lane
SE19 3BD
London

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Reviews

Stephen Ball - 11 May 2022
Ben’s Windsor chair course was a valuable learning experience in the art of greenwood joinery, the use of hand woodworking tools, and was also a lot of fun! Highly recommended.
Henrique - 31 January 2022
A very knowledgeable teacher in a relaxing and even therapeutical environment. Great experience and now got the bug... Starting some handmade bar stools with the techniques I learned
Chris - 31 January 2022
Ben's windsor chair course is a one of a kind for London. With his years of teaching experience and relaxed attitude I enjoyed every moment of building my very own windsor. Thanks Ben
Peter Mack - 31 January 2022
I highly recommend Ben’s chair making course. It’s very satisfying to go from a log to a chair over a few months. Ben guides you through each process at the right pace, whether you have zero or some previous experience.
Abi - 25 January 2018
This is the second course I have been on run by Ben and I'm sure it won't be the last. The courses are small groups so there's lots of opportunity to get individual help during each session. Ben is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, patient and explains things well. Green wood working is very relaxing, enjoyable and addictive, I'd highly recommend this class!