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 by reading his biography.

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

  • Being Real With Each Other

    Being Real With Each Other

    I wrote recently on beech wood and spoke of what I might see and describe as more soulless methods of making in the sense and mix of it giving very little if any sensory feedback. It wasn’t to open a conversation so much as to try to explain why we hand-tool woodworkers handle our materials…

  • More Than Cool Enough

    More Than Cool Enough

    It’s still dark now as it’s just 6 a.m. I still do not feel nervous and that is because for several days I did and that’s over. I booked my taxi to the hospital for 6.30. It’s a 20-minute drive and I wanted a hedge as a margin for traffic or something else going wrong….

  • I’m Cool Enough . . .

    I’m Cool Enough . . .

    . . . . at least on the outside! Confronting doubts and fears can be for outward appearances when inside something is churning away and you’re not altogether sure why. I slept well, opened my eyes at my usual; 5.15 A.M. start to my day, but it wasn’t to be in my usual direction for…