Make a three legged stool

Make a Three-legged Stool: Introduction to Chair Making

The Course

This course acts as an introduction to the techniques and skills needed for chair making. The day begins with a discussion on different seating constructions and designs. A short foray into the museum woods will explore sustainable management of woodlands for timber requirements and the artistic potential of using natural form, shape and texture.

Using traditional tools and techniques students then create an elegant stool to take home, gaining the experience and knowledge needed to progress to creating their own original designs acting as the ideal stepping stone for chair making potential.

The Tutors

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 clothing and footwear. Everyone should bring a picture of your ideal or favourite chair if possible for discussion. Please note that this course requires full body mobility, and for participants to stand up for longer periods of time in the workshop, as well as walk into the nearby woodland.

Fee & Refreshments

£85 per person, to include tuition, tools, teas and coffees. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

This course is fully booked.  Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021 if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

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Sat 29 October 2022






Working with Wood