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Make a 3 legged Rustic Stool - one day

Make a 3 legged Rustic Stool - one day

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
S7 2QZ

Course Length: One day

Price: £85

4.7 star rating, 7 reviewers.

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Make a 3-legged rustic stool.

Make a Rustic Stool in green wood. What is Green Wood? Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood. To work it requires a set of simple techniques based on an understanding of how wood reacts - both to the tools, and to the dry and shrinking process. Because it is green, the wood is soft and easy to work with hand tools, and because of this, green woodwork creates little waste, and can utilise small trees and logs. It is therefore green in all senses of the word.

Rustic stools are made from cleft timber [Ash or Sycamore]. with legs of Ash in its natural form. This makes a very simple stool, and is a great course that anyone can do - no experience needed.

Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9:30am start
Depart: 4pm, although this is approximate.
Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website.
What to bring: work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch
Let us know: if you have any special needs

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £5 admin fee)
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course

All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.

What's included in the price?

All timber and tool use is included. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Great fun pleasant company and excellent tutors


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


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


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