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Thu, 27 July


Tony's Residence

Working with Wood - Build Your Own Windsor Chair

There is something that many of us seem to be born with, and that is an affiliation to timber. As a boy, I built cubby houses, and as a young man, I built furniture. It was a bit chunky and nothing like this. But if you want to build something you can be proud of, this is your opportunity.

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Working with Wood - Build Your Own Windsor Chair
Working with Wood - Build Your Own Windsor Chair

Time & Location

27 July 2023, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tony's Residence, 38 Oxford St, Paddington QLD 4064, Australia

About the event

When Barry asked some time back what else AAH members might be able to add to the mix of activities available to members, I mentioned chair-making. I am now in a position to teach and work with members that are interested in making a Windsor-style chair. It has taken me a while to get to this point, including making enough chairs (flying solo) to have the process worked out, having a suitable supply of timber and amassing and, in many cases making the specialised tools required. 

You might be asking, what is a Windsor chair? These are chairs where the legs (undercarriage) and the spindles and posts protrude from the seat. Windsor chairs were being produced en masse in England, mainly at High Wycombe, in the late 1800s. Windsor chairs are very strong and can be made almost exclusively from hand tools which I think is where the joy comes from. You will get to use some old tools that are rarely used these days.

This is an opportunity for only two participants at a time. It will take 5 weeks, so 5 Thursdays, and the cost will be $300, and at the end, you will have a beautiful chair that you can be proud of, and it will be the discussion piece in your house. Payments will be $100 upfront to secure your position, $100 at week 3, and the remaining $100 at the end when you take your pride of joy chair home.

So if you want to secure a space, make certain, you contact us quickly. As soon as the two places are taken, there are no more places. 

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