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Greenwood stool making courses at Greenwood Days



Make a greenwood stool on a traditional pole lathe. We will start with the growing tree, learning how to select the best wood, looking at how it’s grown and what would be best for each stool. You’ll learn how to cleave, axe, drawknife on a shaving horse and turn the freshly felled wood on the pole lathe. You’ll dish a stool top using traditional travishers, finishing with a great stool to take home. Day is 9.30 - 4.30 approx with a lovely campsite just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre, it's a small friendly site with room for camping, caravan, camper van or hire one of their great wooden 'pods'.

What's included in the price?

Everything apart from accommodation and lunch is included in the price. That's all materials, the use of all the tools you'll ever need to make a chair, tea, coffee, biscuits.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Greenwood Days

with Craft Courses since 2014

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Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998, from a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. We offer day, weekend, midweek and week-long courses ranging from traditional Windsor chair-making to contemporary willow sculpture, longbow making to spoon carving. Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Weekends
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Ferrers Centre, Melbourne Road, Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 1RU