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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureMake a Windsor chair
5(1 review)
Start your woodworking journey with this chair-making course, you won't believe what you can create with your own two hands!
Crystal Palace
£480 pp
1 session course
Beginner
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 what I have in stock at the time.

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

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Latest Reviews
5(1 review)
Abi - January 25th
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!
Booking Options

There are no upcoming dates for this class. Let the teacher know about your interest and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

COVID-19 Secure

This class is COVID-19 Secure. Find out what this means here.

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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
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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Class Location
Studio
Crystal Palace
3 Stoney Lane
SE19 3BD
London
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Reviews

Abi - January 25th
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!