We start the project by drawing around templates and cut the basic shapes. After cutting a mortice we then make a through tenon strecher and two triangular pegs to grip the sides of the stool. When finishing the project we use danish oil or wood stain to show the beauty of the Oak grain. This build is reasonable easy and should only take 6 hours with 30 mins for lunch. Tea is available all day.

What's included in the price?

Free parking on site and a hotel if you want to stay over at very reasonable rates.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


My love of woodcraft was due to a meeting with a guitarist friend who had made an acoustic guitar. We talked about his guitar for many hours and I thought it would be a challenge for me to have a go! Well that was 6 years ago and now in 2023 I am in a small workshop in Stoke where I build various instruments. The Strumstick instrument build is a great way to get to grips with fine woodworking and is an ideal step towards acoustic guitar building. No experience in woodwork is needed.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Spode works, Elenora street, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QQ