Stool-making weekend

At Redwood Valley Woodland Cabin & Yurts

Stool-making weekend

At Redwood Valley Woodland Cabin & Yurts

Dates:
April 26 - April 28
Cost: £295

Course details:

This is a special woodland-based weekend course I am running with my friend Ruth Wheeler, a wood sculptor based in the woodlands of Surrey. 

The aim for the weekend will be to make a three-legged Windsor-style stool using traditional chair-making 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 traditional chair-making tools such as the adze and travisher to shape a comfortable seat. 

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.

The course will take place in Ruth's beautiful woodland workshop at Birtley House, Bramley, Surrey.

Course cost includes:

All materials, tuition and fire cooked meals and drinks. Free camping in the woods available if you wish.

Other courses available at Redwood Valley

  • Make a Welsh stick chair

    07/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
    £540.00
  • Make a Welsh stick chair

    26/05/2019 - 01/06/2019
    £540.00