How To Build A Chair – Video

by | Jul 20, 2018 | 5 comments


Our Chair Building Series is now complete.

The above video is to give a little insight in to what we’ve been up to and a look at our final chair design.

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Chair Building – About This Series

  • Almost 6 hours HD footage
  • Follow the design process & learn to design your own furniture
  • In depth hand tool tuition [Hand prepping | Bridle joints | Mortice & tenons]
  • PDF plans for the final chair design
  • One time fee
  • Immediate access

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As a professional hand tool woodworker, the aim is to get you feeling inspired to build and equipped with the knowledge to tackle projects entirely by hand.

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About Richard Maguire

As a professional hand tool woodworker, Richard found hand tools to be the far more efficient solution for a one man workshop. Richard runs 'The English Woodworker' as an online resource and video education for those looking for a fuss free approach to building fine furniture by hand. Learn More About Richard & The English Woodworker.


  1. Ken Haygarth

    Going to be a nice little project Richard. You are looking in great shape mate, way to go. 😉

  2. Steven Davis

    Beautiful looking. How about a series of articles on assembly?

    We get lots of information on stock preparation, joinery, and even some articles on finishing.

    No one seems to spend much time on the missing assembly link…

  3. Larry


    How comfortable is that chair?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Michael Ballinger

      Oh it’s well comfortable, a good slobbing chair. The best bit about this series is the prototyping, and not having the final chair figured out, the design discussions and all that. It’s just packed with all the hard stuff that regular woodworking projects don’t address because the design is usually figured out before filming. In this case you get walked through everything from the very start.

  4. Jesus Aguilar

    Will it hold two? Me on the armrests, her on the seat? I guess there is only one way to find out. : )


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