Make a Windsor-style stool

South London

Make a Windsor-style stool

South London

September 22 - September 29
Cost: £200

Course details:

**This course is now full. The next one with places available is in October**

This course will run over two consecutive Saturdays between 10am and 5pm and involve the creation of a beautiful three-legged Windsor-style stool using traditional chair-making tools and techniques.

You'll learn how to split freshly felled timber straight from the log, then fashion the legs of your stool with a variety of simple hand tools such as the axe, drawknife and spokeshave. You'll then use an adze and travisher to shape a comfortable saddle in the seat of your stool.

Finally, you'll be taken through the process of assembling the final piece, involving precision drilling and the construction of some super-strong wedged mortise and tenon joints. Then it’s yours to take home and show off to friends and family, and hopefully sit on occasionally when you're not sneaking admiring glances at it when no one's looking.

This course is a great introduction to the craft of green woodwork and an ideal stepping-stone to my more advanced 'Make a chair' course or more immersive chair-making courses in Wales. If you are interested in taking a combination of these I offer discounts for multiple bookings. Please contact me directly at to discuss.

Course cost includes:

Basic materials will be supplied, but there will be a small additional charge for the timber for the seat. This will depend on what I have in stock at the time, but is likely to be £20-25.

Tea, coffee and biscuits (and occasionally cake) will be supplied throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch, or alternatively you can explore one of Crystal Palace's many eateries.

Note that course bookings are non-refundable unless cancellations are made at least a month before the start date. Requests to transfer dates can sometimes be accommodated depending on the availability of places and at my discretion. For my full terms and conditions, click here.


Other courses available at London

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  • Introduction to green woodwork

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  • Make a Windsor-style stool

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  • Make a Windsor-style stool

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  • Make a Windsor chair

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