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Make a bent stick chair - a two day course

Bent stick chair course at Acton Scott

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Make a Bent Stick Chair, two day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Create your very own sculptural and natural bent-wood chair from sustainably coppiced hazel. These traditional rustic chairs are immensely pleasing to the eye, very satisfying to make and can be tailored for your comfort. The finished chair will demand centre stage in any home or garden.

You will need to bring: Secateurs, a cordless drill and a claw hammer

Tutor: Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson is a self-employed coppice craftsman. He won the 2012 Log to Leg World Championships, which involves turning two identical Windsor chair legs on the pole lathe starting from a log of good quality ash.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the 'Contact' form above to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments and materials provided you will need to bring: secateurs, a cordless drill and a claw hammer. Please wear sturdy footwear.


Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
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  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday

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Two days (10 - 5)

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- - #24304

Dave was amazingly patient and helpful and did an amazing job

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- - #24303

It was productive - I went home with a serviceable chair

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- - #5919

Learning a new skill, achievement.

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- - #5918

Best bit was learning about how wood as a material works.

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- - #5917

Sense of achievement on finishing bent stick chair.

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- - #5916

Best bit was being able to take the bent stick chair home!

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- - #4698

Numbers were just right (5), nice group of people. Dave very helpful and patient. Good tools and materials provided. Lovely venue and lunch.

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