Make a 3 legged rustic stool - one day

Make a 3 legged rustic stool - one day


On this rustic stool making one day course with Dave Jackson, you will learn how to make a simple 3 legged stool. You will leave with a unique completed square rustic stool made from oak, sycamore or ash and hazel (dependent upon timber stocks at the time of the course)

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

• selection of timber
• designing for strength and aesthetics
• basic and correct use of saws, drills, bits, augers, tenon cutters and planes
• use of holding tools to include vices, bench dogs and planning stops
• simple tenon jointing
• basic finishing techniques to bring out grain, enhance lines and create texture
• accurate marking out and measuring
• ppe (personal protective equipment) selection and use
• health and safety in the craft area

At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high-quality teaching from our tutors and our low class numbers (max 6 for most classes) and a number of our courses also have an assistant.

We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed and allow students to learn more.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day.
Refreshments throughout the course.
Please bring a packed lunch, notebook and pen. PPE is available where applicable.
Cafe on site doing light lunches Thursday-Sunday.

All green woodworking courses are based outside. Most other courses inside based but bring clothing/footwear/sunscreen etc. suitable to working outdoors in the season you attend.

You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a good level of manual dexterity on your fingers


Rachel at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses


J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane, Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Platinum Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
R May - - #22414

Absolutely loved this course, especially the draw horse, I could have stayed there forever. Teacher and volunteers were great, I learned loads and Ecclesall Woods is amazing. And I'm really really proud of my stool!

In-person course
Katy - - #17809

When you wake up in the night feeling fraught about the state of the world, you can remember how good and kind the people were on this day in the woods. What a lovely experience! It has inspired me to sort out chisels, a drill and a vice to make things. Thank you so much.

In-person course
Gordon Baxter - - #17804

We actually ended up with a 4 legged stool!
The course was well organised and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The group contained people from very diverse backgrounds and so the course leader and his volunteers had to work very hard to enable everyone to be successful. I would recommend this course to anyone.

In-person course
Martin Smith - - #10859

Had a good time and came away with a stool, my 10 fingers intact and some nice memories. Get away from the rat race in the woods and make something creative.

In-person course
Kat - - #10851

A fun and enjoyable day, in an encouraging and supportive environment.

I had no prior experience with any sort of woodwork (apart from general DIY) and fancied trying something different. Dave was supportive and informative (as were the volunteers) and happy to show each of us the techniques as many times as we needed. I would have been happy coming away with one good stool leg and I surprised myself when I had a lovely, whole stool by the end of the day!

I would definitely recommend this course.

In-person course
Sue Evans - - #10847

Thoroughly enjoyable day from start to finish because of the tutors, company and hands on work. Excellent tuition and support given in a relaxed manner and you come away with a lovely stool.

In-person course
Anthony Madge - - #8999

A great course creating a three legged stool. I had some previous knowledge regarding green woodwork but still learned a lot. The tutors were friendly, fun and very knowledgeable and the location was great. I'm intending to sign up to another course as soon as possible. Thanks to all concerned for an informative, fun and worthwhile day.

In-person course
peter Griffiths.I - - #2700

Great fun pleasant company and excellent tutors

In-person course
Robert Cundill - - #1356

Getting to practise some excellent skills using high quality traditional tools was really rewarding. The tutors were very experienced and helpful. To have something to take home at the end of the day made it even better

In-person course
ralph negrine - - #1335

an enjoyable day and we get to walk away with a three legged rustic stool.5

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