Green-wood stool making weekend in Sussex woodland



Spend two days in a beautiful Sussex woodland, using locally grown hardwood to make yourself a beautiful finished product that you can cherish for life.

Starting with a simple log, you chop, cut and whittle your way towards your own hand-made piece of furniture.

The tools and techniques used are all traditional; handed down from craftsmen to craftsmen, with little changed over the generations. Using simple hand tools avoids the noise, dust and danger of modern carpentry techniques, and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this small forest.

In this small sanctuary, away from the noise and distraction of everyday living, you can enjoy the chatter of the birds and the whispering of the wind to the trees. The woods themselves are owned and maintained by woodsman, furniture maker and tutor Danny Harling, who for over twenty years has been caring for this land and teaching his craft. He prides himself on ensuring that everyone who attends, leaves with a piece of furniture they can be proud of. You might just surprise yourself!

The space is safe and inclusive, so come and join a small group of a like-minded group of people for chats around the fire-side over lunch.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The fire is kept alight all day, and so tea and coffee are always on the go. Lunch is soup and bread or something else warm and wholesome. The world's best flapjack could make an appearance...

All tools and materials are provided.

Camping is permitted at no extra cost, although the facilities are basic. There's a loo but no shower.

The courses are suitable for anyone with an interest in green woodworking; from complete beginners to more experienced woodworkers.


Danny Harling at Sussex green woodworking


Lewes Rd
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


2 days (flexible times to suit)

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