Greenstick furniture introduction-make a stool! - Sat 17 Feb

Detailed description

Converting rough sawn slab timber and fallen branches into unique furniture is both inexpensive and sustainable. These pieces tell a story of their origin, and with the right tools and techniques, are quite simple to make, yet retain much of the strength and beauty of the trees from which they were born.

Nathan Parker of Bungonia Woodcutters has been a high school industrial arts teacher for over 10 years, and is passionate about learning and teaching traditional skills, ensuring that they are preserved for future generations.

Students will learn basic skills in selecting, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing timber using hand tools.

All timber and tools are supplied and students will get to take home their own completed stool on the day.

This course is suitable for ages 12 - 112. Please note that the hand tools used require some physical effort.

Bring your measurements for customised seat height!

What is provided

All timber and tools provided.

Level of expertise: Beginner
Outcomes

All students will take home their own completed greenstick stool, along with an understanding of timber grain and moisture content, knowledge of traditional and specialised hand tools and their (safe) use.

Terms & conditions

- Students must be 12 years or older (parental supervision required if under 16)

- course will only run with a minimum of 3 bookings.

- price is per stool

- students must not be affected by drugs or alcohol

- you acknowledge and agree that there are risks involved in woodworking and that you agree to release me from any and all liability, including financial responsibility and consequential losses for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

- no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to workshop date.

- full refund if cancelled more than 48 hours prior to workshop date.

What to bring

Enclosed shoes, drinking water bottle, plenty of energy