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Welsh Stick Chair Courses - 6 Days

Try something more challenging with a Welsh stick chair, a simple but striking form of Windsor chair. You’ll learn how to bend an arm bow from a single piece of steamed ash and how to fashion a comfortable seat from a plank of elm or beech using an adze and travisher. After five days you’ll come away with a beautiful piece that will last for generations.

 

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Ladderback Chair Courses - 5 Days

Lightweight but tough, the ladder-back chair is perhaps the purest example of the strength and versatility of green wood. You’ll be shown the full range of techniques – cleaving, shaving, turning and steam bending, along the way learning how to create unbreakable joints held together without any glue. At the end you’ll take home a unique chair.

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Stool Making Courses - 2 Days

Learn the basic skills of green woodworking and apply them to the creation of a beautiful three-legged stool. You’ll learn how to fashion parts for the stool from green timber freshly cut from the woods, as part of a coppice and regeneration programme, using simple hand tools such as the axe, drawknife, spokeshave and even a pole lathe if you’re feeling adventurous.