Stool, Bench & Axe Block Making Workshop


Make a traditional three-legged stool, a standing axe block for spoon carving or extend your class to the full weekend and take home a hand crafted bench!

1 Day Stool or Axe Block Making Class 10am-6pm – you can book either Saturday or Sunday

2 Day Bench Making Weekend 10am – 6pm – Saturday & Sunday 

Perfect for absolute beginners.

Master some of the core aspects of furniture making, as you craft a simple, robust and beautiful 3-legged stool from cleft chestnut and seasoned hardwood seat. On this course you learn core skills and techniques of traditional furniture making, including using shavehorses, drawknives, and planes, and constructing solid joints with age old through and wedged round tenons.

For someone who wants to invest a little more time in creating a larger piece of furniture for the home – our tutor Tim will take you through how to make a beautiful bench over the weekend. You will learn core skills and techniques of traditional furniture making, and use the Japanese scorching technique of Shou Sugi Ban to take a recycled scaffold plank to a gorgeous finish. Leaving with a completed bench, without the need for nails.

Over the years, we’ve often been asked for an axe block class and we’ve finally given in! Join us for a one day class to make yourself the perfect standing axe block. If you are keen to take your spoon carving to the next level at home, then a standing axe block is a must-have for axing out blanks; complete with v notch and wooden block for making those tricky neck cuts easily and safely.

If classes have to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we will get you booked on a suitable date as soon as possible.

Otherwise, all course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked


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