chairmaker since 1971, Mike has written seven books.
He published his first one in 1974 when he was 27 years old. He has also authored countless magazine
He is currently a contributing editor for Fine Woodworking. He has been a contributing editor for
American Woodworker and Early American Homes magazines. Before founding The Windsor Institute,
Mike was a popular speaker and teacher and appeared at locations all over the country.
Mike has been featured many times on television, most recently on Martha Stewart Living, The
Woodwright’s Shop and New Yankee Workshop. Both The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times
have published front page articles about him. He has been featured in numerous magazines, including
Country Living, Early American Homes, Yankee, Woodworker’s Journal, and Woodshop News.
Books by Mike Dunbar
The American Country Woodworker
Rodale Press - 1993
Woodturning for Cabinetmakers
Sterling Publishing Co. - 1990
Restoring, Tuning, and Using Classic Woodworking Tools
Sterling Publishing - 1989
The Taunton Press - 1986
Make a Windsor Chair
The Taunton Press - 1984
Hastings House - 1976
Antique Woodworking Tools
Hastings House - 1977
Fine Wood Working 01/22/01
"Michael Dunbar Makes a Windsor Chair..."
Woodworker's Journal 4/99
"Michael Dunbar: Prince of Windsors..."
The New York Times 2/11/99
"In the Shop with Michael Dunbar - Do It Yourself Windsor Chair..."
The Wall Street Journal 8/15/97
"As a Work of Art: Windsor Chair Gets a Standing Ovation..."