Two session course
Join this fun and hands-on two-day course and make your very own handcrafted classic Windsor-style stool in London, fit for a king!
In this class
Run over a weekend, this workshop will see you create a classically beautiful 3-legged Windsor-style stool using green-wood chair-making techniques and some unique tools, such as the axe, adze, drawknife and spokeshave.
Students will be taught all the fundamental green-woodworking techniques, such as how to split freshly felled timber straight from the log, as well as how to use an array of tools.
The end result will…
Basic materials will be supplied, but there will be a small additional charge for the timber for the seat. This will depend on what I have in stock at the time, but is likely to be £20-30. Tea, coffee and biscuits (and occasionally cake) will be supplied throughout the…
Ben Willis Woodcraft is an independent wood workshop based in Crystal Palace offering a chance to get back to nature by using green wood to make a bowl, stool or chair from scratch.
Ben makes bespoke furniture and it all starts this way - as a log, as far as is possible freshly cut from the woodland. Aside from the practical advantages of using material in this form, as previously described, an added benefit is that it sustains the ancient practice of coppicing, a sustainable method for managing woodlands in which trees are cut, allowed to regrow again for a period…
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