Make a Windsor Chair with Howard Archbold & Geoff Tonkin

2021 Chair Making Course dates are

April Course completed

September Saturday 18th to Monday 27th . Course full. This course also postponed and students have been notified.

There is strong inquiry for these courses and both have a waiting list so please contact us if you are interested.  The cost of the 10 day course in 2021 remains at $1500.

Make a Windsor Chair with Geoff & Colina Tonkin

NEW COURSES for 2021

MAY  Course completed

AUGUST  Saturday 21st to Monday 30th. Course postponed due to Covid 19

OCTOBER  Saturday 30th October to Monday 8th November. Course full. A decision on if this course will go ahead will be made closer to the commencement of the course.

We are now taking expressions of interest for courses in 2022. Courses are generally run in Autumn and Spring so please indicate your preference if you have one.

Scroll down the page to read the course description.

2021 Courses So far this year 12 students have made 11 chairs and a settle

May Course

April 2021 class

  April class photo

2020 Windsor Chair Courses

There were  3 chair courses in 2020 and a  total of 23 chairs  made by students. This  takes to 105 the number of chairs completed here at our Molong workshop during the last 9 years.


The perfect log


Chair no.100


Make a Windsor Stool  with Geoff  & Colina Tonkin

At the moment there are no Windsor Stool Making courses planned for 2021 due to an increase preference for chair making courses.    The cost of this course is $600 and expressions of interest are welcome.

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

Click on these links to watch two short video by Rowan and John which pretty much captures the essence of our courses.



Windsor Stool Makers 2018



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