This practical woodwork and upholstery course involves making a solid hardwood stool frame using hand tools and then upholstering a lift-up deep-buttoned lid using eco-friendly materials.
Skill level: Beginners
Suitable for those with absolutely no previous woodwork or upholstery experience.
This course is aimed at beginners and will teach you about:
Using woodwork and upholstery hand tools
Precision marking and cutting of wood
Assembling a wood frame and fixings
Mitre and dowel joins
Applying a wood finish
Upholstery foams, natural fillings and sundries
Eco-friendly uholstery materials and wood finishing
Shaping a seat pad with fabric and tacking
Upholstery cuts and folds
Deep buttoning techniques
Tutor is Jenny Smith
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?
All footstool wood and upholstery materials are included in the course fee, other than the top fabric - we will advise you about buying top fabric when you start the course and you do not need to do this in advance.
Jenny Smith at The Makershed
St Pauls Learning Centre 94 Grosvenor Road St Pauls, Bristol Bristol BS2 8XJ
I had a fantastic time doing the Storage Footstool course. Having wanted to try both upholstery and carpentry for some time it was the perfect introduction to both. Was also really impressed with the care taken to use environmentally friendly materials. The course tutor was great - friendly, knowledgeable and able to adapt the course to suit different people's needs. Have learnt a load of new skills and ended up with a footstool that is far more stylish and sturdy than I ever imagined I could build!