October 16



Course fee: £270.00 Tutor: Dave Jackson

On this two day course you will learn how to make a rustic stool or coffee table. You will leave with a unique completed rustic stool or coffee table made from oak, sycamore or ash  and  hazel (dependent upon timber stocks at the time of the course).

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

  • selection of timber
  • designing for strength and aesthetics
  • basic and correct use of saws, drills, bits,  augers, tenon cutters and planes
  • use of holding tools to include vices, bench dogs and planning stops
  • simple tenon jointing
  • basic finishing techniques to bring out grain, enhance lines and create texture
  • accurate marking out and measuring
  • making your own and using polishes and sealants (vegan options included)
  • ppe (personal protective equipment) selection and use
  • health and safety in the craft area

At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors  and  our low class numbers (max 5 for most classes)  and  a number of our courses also have an assistant.

We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed  and  allow students to learn more.

You will need to wear suitable clothing  and  footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a good level of manual dexterity on your fingers.

Fully Booked