sellerscalander-5136-copyPaul Sellers describes himself as a lifelong amateur woodworker. Paul began woodworking in a small joiner’s workshop in Stockport, England in 1965.

Paul spent a large part of his working life in the USA where he taught woodworking courses.

Paul’s hard work and love of the craft resulted in his designs furnishing the homes of President Bush and Senator Gramm, two of his pieces also grace the Cabinet Room of the White House as part of the White House Permanent Collection.

In 2009 he moved back to the UK and since then he has launched his highly successful YouTube channel, a project subscription site called Woodworking Masterclasses, a site for beginner woodworkers called Common Woodworking and released his latest book, Essential Woodworking Hand Tools

In early 2018 Paul and the team moved to their current studio in Oxfordshire.

Paul’s next project will take place in the form of the ‘Houseful’, an exciting new venture which you can read more about here.

You can find past articles written by Paul Sellers in Woodwork, Woodworker West, Popular Woodworking, The Woodworker, Traditional Woodworker, Good Woodworking and others.


  1. Bert Gustafson on 19 December 2011 at 11:49 pm

    You are an inspiring teacher who lets the students learn by doing. Every time, like today, when I am doing joinery (tenons for two side tables) I think of Paul. Each piece I have made I use your techniques and actually am improving!
    Thanks Paul, you show us the road to accuracy with hand tools and enjoyment of woodworking. Wishing you the best for the new year and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Bert Gustafson

    • Paul Sellers on 20 December 2011 at 6:42 am

      Hello Bert,
      It’s been a while. Thank you for your kind comments. I have no doubt that you are both improving and enjoying. Keep up the good progress and let us see what you are building too.

      Best for now,


  2. Paul Sellers on 24 January 2012 at 9:24 am

    Woodworking was a gift given to me. I feel that gifts given to people are for the common good to be shared and to support one another. My plan for the next ten years is to give back what was given to me as freely as I can. It may take longer.