About the Course
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.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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.
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!
R May - - #22414
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.
Katy - - #17809
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.
Gordon Baxter - - #17804
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.
Martin Smith - - #10859
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.
Kat - - #10851
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.
Sue Evans - - #10847
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.
Anthony Madge - - #8999
Great fun pleasant company and excellent tutors
peter Griffiths.I - - #2700
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
Robert Cundill - - #1356
an enjoyable day and we get to walk away with a three legged rustic stool.5
ralph negrine - - #1335
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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