Cleft Oak Stools - ERROR



You will use traditional greenwood methods to split/cleave logs using froes, splitting chisels, mallets shave horses and drawknives. Youwill cleft out the stool legs, followed by axe work to remove bark and roughly shape the leg before using a drawknife on a shave horse to refine the leg shape. The stool top is planed and the top surface finished using hand tools to give a unique tactile surface.

This greenwood workshop will take place inside a spacious, relatively modern barn .It is unheated so please wear layers if the weather is a little chilly. If it's sunny and warm enough we may move outside to take advantage of the amazing views all around. Lunch will either be in the 17th century farmhouse or renovated bunkbarn.

There are just 6-8 places on this workshop and Phil is a very popular tutor as he only teaches a limited number of workshops a year; please make sure that you book early to avoid disappointment.
Phil also teaches our basketry and sculptural willow workshops but he has a very strong passion for working with greenwood too. He is an excellent teacher with patience and gentle humour to help guide you along the way.

This workshop precedes the Hurdle gate workshop so why not do both workshops, and stay overnight in our excellent bunkbarn for an additional £20 night.

It's lovely to spend a whole day with like-minded people, all absorbed in learning a new craft to create something beautiful that you can take home with you.
Why not treat a friend or relative to a workshop for a birthday outing with a difference.

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?

Course prices includes a good lunch and all refreshments. A materials charge of £20 will be paid direct to Phil on the day.

What you will need

All tools will be supplied. Please wear old, warm layers, and sturdy shoes or boots, with warm socks if it's chilly since the workshop is unheated.


Rachel Benson at Broadrake

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (9:45am to 4:30pm)

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