About the Course
These 3-day greenwood stool making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own sturdy stool from a green Ash log. The first day will be spent cleaving out and making the components for your stool ready for drying overnight in the wood-fired kiln. On day two you will make the legs and assemble your stool frame, and on the final day you will be taught how to apply the seating material in order to complete your stool. There will be several different seating material options to choose from. This is an extremely satisfying process and achievable for all.
The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.
All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.
Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.
Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.
Other courses available at Sallerton Wood include 1-day "Introduction to green woodwork" Courses, 2-day "Make a Shave Horse" Courses, 2-day "Kuksa Carving" Courses, and 6-day Courses in "Chair Making". Please ask for details, or visit our website, if you are interested in those.
For enquiries or bookings on any of our courses please contact us via the information at the top of this listing, including the website link button. Our website has more information about Sallerton Wood and all of our courses, plus a facility for booking online.
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 tools and materials required for your course are provided. Hot drinks and biscuits and/or cake are provided, as are ingredients for sandwiches for making your lunch, and fresh fruit. There is an additional charge of £10 per person per night payable at the end of the course, for those who wish to camp on site.
Just returned from 3 wonderful days in Sallerton woods making a beautiful little stool under Andy's expert and thoughtful guidance. My stool now has pride of place in our lounge and will be a lovely reminder of a new skill experienced. So pleased I decided to camp on site to enjoy the full experience of this idyllic place. Thank you Andy and Jane.
Duncan - - #14869
Wow, what an amazing course.
Absolutely brilliant all round from scenery, quality of the timber frame building, wonderful hand tools.
Andy...well, Andy he's a wonderfully humble teacher, and his family are lovely. Plus you get a beautiful piece of furniture straight from the woods to keep, knowing its built in a sustainable way with no nasties :)
Can't wait to sign up for another course with my daughter :)
Carl Smith - - #14864
What a beautiful setting for a green woodwork course. I produced a great footstool under the thorough and patient tuition provided by Andy. I can't recommend highly enough the course and sitting alongside the stream with good food and lovely company was the icing on the cake. Andy and Jane are great hosts and I can't wait to book again.. Thank you 😁
Vicky Palmer - - #14836
Sallerton Wood is a fabulous place to immerse yourself in green woodwork for a few days, and this course is a great introduction to the tools and techniques it involves. Andy is a very patient and encouraging teacher and in a short space of time I learned a huge amount. I have come away with a wonderful piece of furniture that has taken pride of place in my living room. Thanks so much to Andy and Jane for your kind hospitality - I hope to return soon to take on the challenge of making a chair!
Emily Sheath - - #10279
Under Andy's gentle and patient tuition I've produced a stool to be proud of. The woodland setting is beautiful and relaxing and the hospitality provided by Andy and Jane was great. Overall it was a lovely introduction to green woodworking and I'm looking forward to attending more courses in the future!
Hannah M - - #10046
I look at my stool and think, 'Did I really make this?' My previous experience, using downsized tools, was limited to vegetable peeling and cutting. My stool doesn't wobble; my stool isn't skewed; my stool looks grand. I did it! What a great tutor - so gentle with his words; so encouraging; so patient. Many thanks, Andy and Jane, for sharing the beautiful Sallerton Wood and for your warm hospitality. Now ... what shall I make next?
Margaret Moores - - #10038
A fantastic 3 days spent in Sallerton wood with family and friends. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, and experience. A massive thank you to both Andy for his clear and patient tuition, and to Jane for helping the course run smoothly and providing us with fantastic food and refreshments. Thrilled with the stool I produced and will definitely be returning for another course.
Anna Gwillim - - #10028
Absolutely brilliant 6 days in a fabulous woodland setting! Would highly recommend this course. Andy is an excellent tutor and I'm delighted with my chair.
Lesley Strong - - #9661
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