This course will run over a Saturday and Sunday 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.
This course is a great stepping-stone to my more advanced chair-making courses. If you are interested in taking a combination of these courses I offer discounts for multiple bookings. Please contact me directly 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 £20-30.
Tea, coffee and biscuits (and occasionally cake) will be supplied throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch, or visit one of Crystal Palace’s many eateries.
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.