A brand new varied and multi-skill twelve week evening course.

Over twelve evenings you will learn how to make a planked red wood seat and fit splayed oak legs and back rails to make an elegant ‘Staked’ chair.
This version is derived from an ‘open source’ drawing in the Anarchist’s Design Book by Lost Art Press. The prototype has been made by the tutor- Auram Desforge, who grew up working on timber frame houses with his father in Canada.

Each stage of the process will be demonstrated and then, using mostly traditional hand tools, you will produce a chair using classic ‘Through wedged tenons’ with an elegant curved back created from glueing together bent veneers in a press. You will be able to learn the pleasure of handling spokeshaves, a ‘bit and brace’ and fine finishing with cabinet scrapers. There is also some use of our workshop machines that you will be trained to use.

Learn to measure, mark and make. Use the winter evenings to immerse yourself into the calming mental space of woodwork.

Suitable for beginners. Trust the tools. You don’t have to be a lumberjack to master this chair.

The use of all materials and tools is included.







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Dates for this workshop/Course

  • 22/01/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 29/01/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 05/02/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 12/02/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 26/02/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 05/03/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 12/03/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 19/03/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 26/03/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 02/04/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


49-55 Great Guildford Street
United Kingdom