Make a Double Bow Windsor Chair  with Howard Archbold and Geoff Tonkin

2020 Chair Courses

There are three Windsor Chair Making Courses planned for 2020 at our Molong workshop. One is to  run from 28th March to 6th April and another  from 19th  to 28th September.  A third Winter course is planned but will be an invitation only course. At this stage all courses are full but names are being taken for the waiting list. If you are disappointed about this why not try our five day Windsor Stool Making Course as a warm up. Details below.       The cost of the 10 day chair course in 2020 will be $1500. Scroll down the page to read the course description.

Due to the pandemic the March/April Course has been postponed until it becomes apparent that courses can resume

2019 Chair Courses

A total of 16 chairs over two courses were completed in 2019.  This brings to 82 the number of chairs to come out of the Brooklyn Workshop from 13 courses over the last 8 years.


Make a Windsor Stool  with Geoff  & Colina Tonkin

Five  Windsor Stool making courses were run in 2019  The date for the first  course of  2020 have been set as from Monday 20th to Friday 24th April  The cost of this courses is $600. There is one vacancy on this  course so please inquire. More stool making courses are planned for later in the year, with one being run in the October school holidays. The actual dates are to be confirmed.

For a complete course description of both courses scroll down the page to “course description“.

Click on this link to watch a short video by Rowan which pretty much captures the essence of our courses.



Windsor Stools and their Makers in 2019 



Chair Makers from the September 2018 Course



Chair Makers from the April 2018 Course.   This was the tenth chair making course run here at our Molong Workshop


Stool Makers from the October 2018 Course

Stool Makers from the March 2018 Course


Chair Makers from the 2017 Courses



Brooklyn workshop during the 2015 course

Chair makers and stool makers from the course held during April 2016

Tony stool Tim Rowan 1 Mike John 1 Ian & Howard John stool Gabriel Dinner 3 Chairs from Molong workshops Bob Shave horse derby

Gabriel's chair 1   Gabriel's chair Tony's stool

Cost: Chair Course: $ 1500

Tools and Materials: everything included except your lunch

Location: ‘Brooklyn’ 10km from Molong in the Central West of NSW, Australia

Accommodation: Please inquire

Chair makers and stool makers from the 2015 Molong course

Chair makers dinner 1 Gabriel Harry & Tania

The Lee's Paul John Templeton 1

Chair makers from the 2014 Molong Windsor Chair and Stool Making Courses

Day 1 Russell Day 10

Chair makers from the 2013 Molong Windsor Chair and Stool Making Courses

Anne Burn's chair Reg and Cameron's chair Dennis's chair

John Templeton's stool Judy's chair


Other courses on offer:

>> Learn to Play the Didgeridoo
Make a Cigar Box Guitar

Basic Tool Making                                “There’s a chair in there’

For further information contact Geoff Tonkin

Tel: 02-63668174
Mobile: 0427677226