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Handmade Wooden Coffee Table


Duration: 2 day workshop

Price: £195

Run by: Helenka Brown
at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures
Melton Mowbray
Nottinghamshire
LE14 3QG

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About the Course

Wooden Coffee Table/Stool Making Workshop

Due to demand, we are very excited to be hosting a 2 day handcrafted wooden table/stool making workshop with John our tutor for our Bentwood Chair making workshops. With exceptional talent, he will guide you step by step over the 2 days, showing you how to transform pieces of wood into a stunning side table or stool.
You will be introduced to and shown how to work with a mix of traditional and modern woodworking tools and techniques for this beautiful woodcraft. The legs will be split with a froe, then shaped using a draw knife on a shaving horse and jointed to the table top using a mortise and tenon joint. Pure craftsmanship
Offering a selection of wood choices from, Ash, Sweet Chestnut or Oak, your piece will be truly personal and stunning, perfect for your home or garden.

“It’s amazing that in two days people can learn how to make a small table from raw materials. The workshop is a good introduction to rustic woodcraft and it’s always a sociable two days with a fantastic atmosphere.” John Hollis.

Outline of the two-day workshop
Day 1
10am – Welcome and summary of the two days ahead. Introduction to tools and tool safety. Select your wood choice. Measure and cutting of wood. Demonstration of making the legs. Getting to grips with froe and shaving horse.
Midday – Break for two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine.
1pm – Continuation
2.30pm – Break for tea and cake.
4pm – End for the day.
Day 2
10am – Review of previous day’s progress. Overview of the day’s objectives. Continue working on legs, and start making the top.
Midday – Break for two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine.
1pm – Continuation and fixing top to legs.
2.30pm – Break for tea and cake.
3pm – Sanding top and finishing your item.
4pm – End for the day and your table or stool will be complete.

(Table top size is roughly 25 x 30cm, depending on the piece of wood used, cut to size)

About John
Based in his Nottinghamshire workshop, John has been making bespoke rustic furniture for homes and gardens for over 18 years. Using traditional greenwood methods and tools, he works with locally sourced native British broadleaf timber such as oak, ash, sweet chestnut, willow and hazel. All the willow and hazel is coppiced from two small woodlands managed by John who, as well as running workshops and woodcraft courses, runs many local community projects.
If you need somewhere to stay whilst you attend the workshop, please click here for details of nearby overnight accommodation and suggestions of places to eat.
Space is limited to 4 guests so book now!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. At the end of the two days you will have created and crafted by your own hand a coffee table or stool to take home with you.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 11th May 2019
Sunday 12th May 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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