Make a Windsor-style stool

South London

Make a Windsor-style stool

South London

Dates:
March 20 - March 27
Cost: £200

Course details:

This course will run on the Saturdays of 20 & 27 March between 10am and 5pm and involve the creation of a beautiful three-legged Windsor-style stool using green-wood chair-making techniques and some weird and wonderful tools.

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 traditional chair-making tools such as the adze and travisher to shape a comfortable saddle. 

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.

Please note that although my workshop is COVID-secure and employs the necessary social distancing and other measures to ensure the safety of students, all course dates are subject to the prevailing virus regulations in force at the time. If changing government rules require courses to be postponed, I will work with individual groups to ensure the course is delivered as advertised.

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 £20-30.

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

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