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5(3 reviews)
Learn how to make a classic Windsor-style stool in this fun and proactive course in London with Ben Willis Woodcraft!

Crystal Palace

£185 pp

Two session course

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

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…

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Latest Reviews
5(3 reviews)
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Frazer - March 19th
Fantastic two-day course, nice small class and Ben provides a great balance between teaching, helping and letting you just get on with it. Couldn't recommend it any higher. Great value for money and you come away with a genuinely nice looking piece of kit that you're (hopefully) somewhat proud of!
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Bee - November 4th
This was one of the best courses I've done. Ben is a brilliant teacher, the course is so hands on, and I'm so very proud of my stool. It's so good in fact, my dad has said he'll pay me to do the course again and make him one! I can't recommend it enough, no matter how much experience you do or don't have in woodworking.
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Emilie - March 27th
I booked this for my husband as a gift and he has such a nice time. He's done some woodworking before but found the techniques in this class quite special, using no machine tools. The result is a lovely stool which we're very excited to use!
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You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
Teacher

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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Crystal Palace
3 Stoney Lane
SE19 3BD
London
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Frazer - March 19th
Fantastic two-day course, nice small class and Ben provides a great balance between teaching, helping and letting you just get on with it. Couldn't recommend it any higher. Great value for money and you come away with a genuinely nice looking piece of kit that you're (hopefully) somewhat proud of!
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Bee - November 4th
This was one of the best courses I've done. Ben is a brilliant teacher, the course is so hands on, and I'm so very proud of my stool. It's so good in fact, my dad has said he'll pay me to do the course again and make him one! I can't recommend it enough, no matter how much experience you do or don't have in woodworking.
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Emilie - March 27th
I booked this for my husband as a gift and he has such a nice time. He's done some woodworking before but found the techniques in this class quite special, using no machine tools. The result is a lovely stool which we're very excited to use!