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Traditional Greenwood Chair Workshops

Where you get to make your very own Windsor chair

If it’s time for a break from the ordinary, imagine the satisfaction gained from participating in this very creative hands-on workshop learning the skills used in bygone times.

These unique workshops are held in a woodland setting with a maximum of just six students per course using only hand tools and a freshly felled tree. Under the guidance of a Master Artisan, you will have an experience of a lifetime.

As well as taking your completed chair home, you receive a complimentary CD of photos documenting your journey crafting this chair to share the memories with your family and friends. Each student receives a Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the course.


A typically happy group of students at completion of workshop.

This unique and challenging yet highly rewarding 7 to 12 day workshop for experienced woodworkers and the inexperienced alike resonates deep in your soul, a step back in time hard to describe with words, it is experiential. Challenge yourself... do something out of the ordinary this year. Our students say it all...

“... When my daughter asked if I wanted to make a ‘heritage chair’ I thought ‘bloody hell, how can a 70 year old do something like that?’ I didn’t imagine I could do any of this, BUT I DID! how wonderful! ...” — Jill Swart, Sydney, Australia

“... To come out after seven days of this totally ‘hands on’ workshop with this chair is incredible. A very special experience ...” — Ken Christian, Norfolk Island

“... I am extremely impressed with this professionally run course; interesting, entertaining and fun, enlightening and informative but serious. Highly recommended ...” — Stephen Isaacs, Christchurch, New Zealand


Put yourself in the picture...

7-day Workshop
Make a Windsor Side chair.

10-day workshop
Make a Windsor Double-Bow Carver chair.

12-day Premium Workshop
Make a Windsor Rocking chair. This course has a prerequisite of three previous workshop attendances.

Corporate Team-building Retreats
Take the stress out of today’s busy executives. Imagine your boardroom table surrounded by timeless hand made Windsor chairs crafted by your executives as they step back in time, leaving the pressures of this modern business world behind. A definitive break from the ordinary.

“... out of the ordinary ... A worthwhile challenge for the novice or skilled, Man or woman.” — Jason Thomas, Norfolk Island


All workshops are in residence and fully catered... allowing you to focus on making your chair. Contact us to enquire about our yearly schedule of workshops in New Zealand and Australia.