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Welcome to Paul Sellers!

This site is Paul Sellers’ woodworking blog and acts as a platform for his online voice.

You will find links to the ventures he is involved with, and many blog posts filled with knowledge Paul has gained throughout his lifetime.

Paul considers himself to be a lifestyle woodworker, woodworking is his passion. You can read more about how he started his journey here.

We recommend you start with reading Paul’s disclaimer so you know more about his biases and you will know what to believe.

Paul writes and presents on Woodworking Masterclasses and Common Woodworking. Both these sites are rich with hand tool woodworking information, projects and inspiration. Common Woodworking is geared more towards people getting started in hand tool woodworking. Woodworking Masterclasses has a whole range of content aimed at different levels but going up to much more complex concepts and projects.

He has founded two woodworking schools. The most recent is the New Legacy School of Woodworking. He is currently taking a break from in-person classes in order to focus on online teaching.

Paul has built furniture for many clients, including for the White House. He has also written books on woodworking and he has presented hundreds of videos available on YouTube.

Paul Sellers' Recent Blog Posts

Happy Thanksgiving!

26 November 2020 |

To all of my family and friends in the USA and then too those around the globe. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day! I love and appreciate each and every one…


22 November 2020 |

The weeks pass with surprising speed and I build every day. Truth is, there are but a few days when I didn’t make and that’s been throughout my 55 years…

All in a Week!

15 November 2020 |

Finishing my projects seems always to open up new possibilities. Between now and Christmas my plans are many and diverse. Planning becomes more important as there are only so many…

Art In a Box

12 November 2020 |

I finished my toolbox yesterday and gave it the colour is deserved by applying my favourite wood finish, clear shellac. Despite what anyone say about shellac, it’s still the best…

Changed Fence

10 November 2020 |

The saying goes that ‘good fences make good neighbours!’ Often this is to save disputes as to who’s cattle or sheep are on who’s land, who’s kids are in who’s…

A White House Design

9 November 2020 |

It is quite coincidental that I have been reviewing images of the White House pieces I designed and made for the Cabinet Room of the White House. I decided several…