In contrast to our ‘accurate’ woodworking workshops, this project focuses a lot more on ‘feeling’ when working with wood.
‘Green’ woodworking is enjoying a popular revival as it is a very satisfying way to connect to the living tree that will form part of your final creation.
If you would like the chance to work with freshly cut green wood, this two-part workshop is a great way to enjoy the contrast between ‘fresh’ and ‘seasoned’ wood.
The two parts of the course are a few weekends apart, as the green wood legs need to dry before being fitted into the hardwood seat.
Tutor David Barker cuts down the hornbeam branch lengths from a family copse and brings them to the centre on the first day of the course – fresh with leaves attached!
Each learner then handles the branches to select which length ‘speaks’ to them and using a hand saw, cuts the branches into stool height lengths. The soft bark is then stripped away using a chisel and a drawknife and each leg is cleaned and ready for the next stage. The top of the stool – a solid length of seasoned hardwood – is selected and then shaped and sanded in preparation for fitting the legs.
On the second day of the course, the top part of the legs are hand worked with wood files to produce the tenon for attaching into the top. Holes are drilled into the top to receive the legs. The tenon is then ‘wedged’ with a sliver of hardwood to create a classic solid ‘through wedged tenon’ joint.
Once glued, the stool can be finished with further sanding and oiling until the wood stool is silky smooth and you are ready to take it home at the end for the day.
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|Sun||06/05/2018||10:00||17:00||GREENWOOD LOW STOOL||2 days||£345||New Course!||Details||Register|
|Sun||24/06/2018||10:00||17:00||GREENWOOD LOW STOOL||2 days||£345||New Course!||Details||Register|
|Sun||30/09/2018||10:00||17:00||GREENWOOD LOW STOOL||2 days||£345||New Course!||Details||Register|