Sussex chair course

Wednesday 24 - Sunday 28 June 2020


The course

Spend a week making a traditional post and rung chair. Get to grips with cleaving, shaving, steam bending and setting, then the lay-out and jointwork of the necessary parts. This course is the ideal follow-on from any of the shorter similar courses in the programme, but although that will be helpful, it is not essential.

The tutor

With a background in woodwork, woodlands and music Mervyn is an independent demonstrator, maker and tutor covering over twenty years of research and study.

Woodland management provides the raw materials that traditional skills and techniques then convert into items of use.  In particular Mervyn creates chairs from historic designs and a small number of musical instruments.

He is very keen to involve others and help them to learn and appreciate the potential of native woodlands and the traditional methods which can be used to make aesthetic quality products for themselves.

Participant information

Please wear suitable warm, weather appropriate clothing and footwear.


£450 per person to include tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.



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