Make a Windsor Chair with the somerset bodgers.

With expert guidance from our experienced tutors, you can learn and improve your traditional woodworking skills and techniques on this course.

  • Booking essential

On this six day course you will make either a comb back or bow back Windsor chair in ash. Starting with locally grown ash logs . These are split axed and shaved using a draw knife into cylinders to be then turned into chair parts on the pole lathe. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are spent turning all the legs, stretchers and back sticks. These are then kiln dried in our kiln ready for assembly. Thursday is spent fashioning a hardwood seat using adzes, travishers and other exotic hand tools. Friday the seat is drilled and the legs and lower parts go in. In the meantime, you will have steam bent a comb or bow. Saturday sees the upper parts put together and you go home with a fully functioning Windsor chair.


Event ticket prices
  • All £385.00

The basics

Booking details
16+ only sorry
Meeting point
Head to the welcome building at Home Farm visitor centre to sign in.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather - the workshop will take place undercover but outside. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy.
Home Farm visitor centre is fully accessible.

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Tyntesfield

Tue 07 Dec 2021
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Tyntesfield on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail, taking place between Sat 4th Dec – Mon 3rd Jan. £2 per trail

Lino Printing

Tue 07 Dec 2021
Fancy something festive and crafty? This year we have lino printing for you to take part in and get into the Christmas spirit.

Guided estate walks

Tue 07 Dec 2021
Take a tour with our estate guides through the beautiful grounds of Tyntesfield.

Chapel Christmas concert 2021: Blacksheep harmony

Wed 08 Dec 2021
Come and enjoy the very best in Christmas music in Tyntesfield's glorious chapel.

The house at Christmas

Thu 09 Dec 2021
Tyntesfield House awaits you with a new visitor route filled with beautiful handmade decorations and Christmas trees bringing a festive cheer. Tickets are available on the day and cannot be booked in advance.

Wreath Making

Fri 10 Dec 2021
Front door in need of some Christmas cheer? Join us at Tyntesfield for a festive wreath making workshop in the Sawmill with hot drinks and mince pies.