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Make a Windsor-Style Stool

5(5 reviews)
Learn how to make a classic Windsor-style stool in this fun and proactive course in London with Ben Willis Woodcraft!
Crystal Palace
In-person
£220 pp
2 session course
Beginner
Next available date:24th September 2022
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 two Saturdays, this workshop will see you create a classically beautiful three-legged Windsor-style stool using green-wood chair-making techniques and an colourful array of traditional 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 and carve a comfortable seat.

The end result will be a…

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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(5 reviews)
Paul King - October 18th
Ben is an intuitive and skilled teacher. He has just the right balance of instruction and trust in you to help you learn in an enjoyable and safe way. The course itself is a joy and incredibly satisfying. There is something elemental about working with wood with all the old tools and the fact you come away with something beautiful is almost incidental.
Anonymous - June 28th
Fantastic course and Ben is a great teacher making all the techniques really easy to follow and fun, although you might discover muscles you didn’t know existed aching the next day! The best bit is taking home a great looking stool you made pretty much all by hand.
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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Age Requirement

18

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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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Class Location
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Crystal Palace
3 Stoney Lane
SE19 3BD
London

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Reviews

Paul King - October 18th
Ben is an intuitive and skilled teacher. He has just the right balance of instruction and trust in you to help you learn in an enjoyable and safe way. The course itself is a joy and incredibly satisfying. There is something elemental about working with wood with all the old tools and the fact you come away with something beautiful is almost incidental.
Anonymous - June 28th
Fantastic course and Ben is a great teacher making all the techniques really easy to follow and fun, although you might discover muscles you didn’t know existed aching the next day! The best bit is taking home a great looking stool you made pretty much all by hand.
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!
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.
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!