Spend 5 days making a variation on a Welsh Stick Chair, from ash and oak.
This make uses mainly traditional methods combined with some modern techniques to ensure each chairs are completed and individual.
This is a 5-day course and is held at our workshop near Ely, on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border. The course sees attendees make a traditional armchair of similar design to a Welsh stick chair.
This is done using a combination of hand tools and machines, however the emphasis is on hand tools and traditional methods. This is a variation on a traditional Welsh stick chair design but with a contemporary twist, inspired by 'The Anarchist's Design Book' by Christopher Schwarz. This chair really shows off wood and it’s natural beauty combined with your individual handmade influence.
The schedule is full but by the final day you will have a beautiful assembled chair that is fully functional, you can then work on the finer detail and the surface preparation. If you have time you can also start the surface finishing to bring out the lovely grain of the timber.
You will have a creative fun week in a relaxed professional workshop and meet new like minded people in the process.
The courses run 9.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday. However anyone with questions or wishing to make special arrangements for a course on a different date or involving a weekend should please email Bill.
The course price is £695 and this includes:
All materials are included in the course price and all tools provided to complete the project.
Tea, coffee & biscuits provided.
Please bring a packed lunch, there is a fridge and microwave available for use.
Please wear clothes suitable for workshop including sturdy footwear.
Learn a new skill as part of a career change, to expand your woodworking skills or simply gain a new hobby.
Get away from your computer screen and focus on making something with your hands.
For many woodworkers, making a chair, workbench or tool chest is a key milestone. Leave your comfort zone and expand your skill base.