Welcome to Paul Sellers’ Website!

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

Here is info about the ventures Paul is involved with, and many blog posts filled with knowledge he 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 towards people who are 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.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Are We Any of Us Truly Self-Taught?

    Are We Any of Us Truly Self-Taught?

    The more I hear it said or read of it, the more I question the reality of it. There’s something about even considering ourselves to be somehow self-made or self-taught that says one of two things: is it at all possible to be self-made or self-taught or do things come to us that teach us…

  • What’s Ordinary

    What’s Ordinary

    I take old things made by artisans in past times and see things we never do now in our more advanced society and with more advanced equipment, machinery, guides and such. And people actually believe society to be more advanced, you know, but the ordinary of past made things pop out all the time to…

  • My Workbenches

    My Workbenches

    The first workbench I ever made was back in 1967. Aproned benches were the commonest of workbenches for a variety of reasons, not the least of which were simplicity, stability, strength and functionality. In a good day’s work, two or three for some, you have a quick-release (QR) vise installed in your just-finished workbench and…