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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

In An Hour

24 January 2021 |

In an hour I go from neatness and order to a scene of seeming chaos yet I feel settled in the build of shavings at my bench and feet. In…


19 January 2021 |

I do think I should thank the USA for all of the years I was welcomed to live within its borders–23 in total. I met such kindness there in the…

12 Years Ago. . .

18 January 2021 |

. . . I remember it well! I was walking down the hallowed halls of the White House to the Cabinet Room to place my credenzas against the end walls…

Orderliness Without Excuses!

16 January 2021 |

When I show a picture of what seems the chaos of my workspace it’s not to say this is how I work or indeed to justify others in their untidiness,…

The Year Begins

14 January 2021 |

I don’t know about you but this year started with deep concerns and the chasm of disappointments seems to have deepened in just a few days into2021. It’s not us,…

Off My Rocker

9 January 2021 |

My birthday week was wonderful and thank you everyone for the wonderful birthday greetings to warm the start to my seventy-second year of life. I never imagined I would live…