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285 Babcock Hill Road
Lebanon, CT 06249

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Class Information

When you take a chairmaking class here with Shawn Murphy we will cover all the aspect of building a chair from selecting materials, riving and shaping the bows crests and spindles, carving the seats and assembly. The turnings will be pre-done for all classes. There will not be enough time during class week to paint the chair but if time allows I can do a demo. I will do my best to answer all questions about painting or tool sharpening during the week as time permits.


Side chairs - $1,200 per student during scheduled class times (requested one on one $1,400)

  • Fan back
  • Bow back with no tail
  • Balloon back
  • Bow back counter Height stool*

Arm Chairs - $1,400 per student during scheduled class times (requested one on one $1,600)

  • Sack back
  • Comb back
  • Continuous Arm

Specialty Chairs – class costs for these aren’t determined yet but would welcome any one - one students for theses chairs, specific cost for each one would be worked out with me and the student individually.

  • Settee’s ( sack back or philly low back)
  • Nantucket Fan back
  • Writing arm
  • Philadelphia High back
  • Rhode island low back

If you are interested in private instruction, please email Shawn.


You will find a wide variety of turnings for sale to make Windsor chairs. There are several different styles of legs, stretchers back posts and spindles to choose from take a minute to browses to see if there are any you like. If interested in purchasing please call or email me a list of part numbers for my review. The turnings can be purchased several different ways. Please go to the price list to see what’s right for you. Custom turnings are available upon request. All turnings come in maple some available in cherry and oak in limited quantities.
Turnings Price List

Turnings - Legs
Turnings - Stumps
Turnings - Side Stretchers
Side Stretchers
Turnings - Center Stretchers
Center Stretchers
Turnings - Back Posts
Back Posts
Turnings - Spindles
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Work Bench
Work Bench
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Shave Horse