Wood Stool

Suitable for: Absolute beginners. Enjoyable for everyone.

Course length: 2 days / 12 hours.

Dates: Two consecutive Saturdays – see individual course below for start dates/times.

Key tools: Dowels, chisels, planes, drills, spokeshaves.

Project: Wood Stool.

Similar courses: Carpentry for Beginners – SundaysCarpentry for BeginnersCarpentry for Advanced BeginnersIntro to Woodwork – 1 DayIntro to Woodcarving.


By popular demand – a content packed two-day basic carpentry woodwork skills course spread over a weekend days. Beginners will be given plenty of help and more experienced students may work at their own pace. Make your own pine wood stool and take it home with you to be admired by friends and family.

This is a great starter workshop that introduces the skills of how to measure accurately, cut precisely and join planks together using dowels. In addition to this, the legs are connected to the base using a ‘wedged through tenon’ which is a classic woodworking joint and produces a very strong and pleasing result. The tools used include handsaws, chisels, planes and spoke shaves and you can even get a chance to try an old fashioned ‘bit and brace’ drill. If you are contemplating our longer ‘Carpentry for Beginners’ course, this can be a great way to gain confidence.

If your knowledge of woodwork is a feint but fond memory of CDT or carpentry  at school, you are in the right place.

Experienced carpenter, Andy Nicholl (who also teaches our longer ‘Carpentry for Beginners’courses) will guide a small group through the design and making of an elegant pine stool using traditional hand tools.

The workshop focuses on jointing wood with dowels, using and caring for a plane and chisel, using spokeshaves and hand drilling with augers.

Intrigued? Come and find out more. If you have any questions, please contact us  0207 760 7613.

All personal protection and the use of tools and materials are included.


Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sat 13/01/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sat 17/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register

Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk