Stool Making Workshop

Make a traditional three-legged stool in this London workshop.

8 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £150

If you're a keen woodworker wanting to add a personal touch to your workspace while learning some new skills, or you want to go all out on a gift for the crafter in your life, this furniture making workshop in London shouldn't be missed.

Hosted at the Stepney City Farm, this eight-hour class will have you crafting a simple, robust and beautiful three-legged stool from cleft chestnut with a seasoned hardwood seat. You'll learn core skills and techniques of traditional furniture making, including using shavehorses, drawknives, and planes, and constructing solid joints with age-old through and wedged round tenons.

You'll have the full support of your expert teacher throughout the day, who'll impart the skills, techniques and tips you need to leave with a beautiful piece of handmade furniture to treasure forever.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
All tools and materials required to create a three-legged stool to take home.

The Green Wood Guild, Rural Arts Centre, Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG

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London's centre for the traditional craft of Green Woodwork.

Our classes give you hands-on experience and in-depth tuition in the fundamental skills and techniques of green woodworking. These are suitable for total beginners and each workshop revolves around a beautiful product to make yourself and take home!

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Russell Nov 2023

Had a great time. Tim was really friendly and helpful, explaining things clearly but encouraging us to do the work. Fantastic day, highly recommended.

Joel Nov 2023

Loved this class. Great location right in the middle of the farm, Tim was very friendly and helpful, and everyone walked away with something they could be proud of. Would highlly recommend!

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

Tim was a friendly, funny, and very helpful tutor for this course. He managed to explain and show everything clearly and always ready to help. All around a wonderful experience and will definitely come back for other classes.

Ashley Stanton-Yonge Oct 2023

Great course! I would totally recommend it. Very nice introduction to manual woodwork with a very knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic teacher.

Mark Oct 2023

This was a fantastic day from start to finish. The venue was perfect for the 6 students and Tim, well what can I say, knowledgable, calm, confident and put everyone at ease. He explained everything, the tools we were using, source of the wood, how, why and only stepped in if required. We may have only made a 3 legged stool, but I am hooked, thanks Tim.

Kevin Summers Oct 2023

This one day course is fantasticyou arrive at 10 o’clock and leave at 6 o’clock with a three legged stool that you have made yourself with 90% traditional hand tools!….

Emily Aug 2023

If someone is considering doing this, just go do it. Tim was an excellent teacher - both in terms of what he taught, how he taught it, and how good natured and good humoured he was while teaching us. He made the day super fun, and I learned a lot that I didn't expect to learn. He's very warm and personable, so even if you are coming solo - he'll make you feel very welcome. The venue is brilliant, and the materials are sustainably sourced and super high quality (and gorgeous wood). It was excellent value for money and I'd definitely recommend it and/or go to other classes with Tim. Thanks for everything Tim! Daisy +1, aka Emily ;)

Clarissa Fennell Jul 2023

Tim was a really great teacher and the workshop was very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in trying some woodwork!

Lara Mason Jul 2023

Highly highly recommend this workshop! The process was really enjoyable and Tim is a brilliant teacher. Stepney Farm is also a lovely location - you can get a really good lunch from the café in your break and it's easy to get to. I'll certainly be back :)

Thomas Braibant Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The stool making class was amazing. Tim was a great teacher, attentive, friendly, on the lookout to make sure that the experience was smooth, while giving the attendees space & time to progress at their time. Great venue, with great food next door. Looking forward to coming back.

Peter Basile Jun 2023

Tim is brilliant - a great instructor and fun to be with too. I’ll be recommending this course to all my friends.

Ciara Johnson Jun 2023

I can’t recommend the stool making workshop enough. Tim was incredibly friendly, easy to understand and gave great one on one support to all. I thought I’d botch it but was pleasantly surprised! I think it’s great value for money based on the amount you cover in the time given and you get a handmade stool out of it!

If you’re deliberating, I’d say just give it a go. The group was really lovely, and max people is 6 so it’s not too full on in number.

All in all, loved it and going to do more!

Woodworking class review by Ciara Johnson - London

Oli Brimacombe Jun 2023

Tim is a natural instructor/educator and clearly very knowledgable. The class was easy to follow with the simple and clear instruction, overall a great experience and I may have found a new hobby to delve into with the help of Tim! I will definitely be back

Sandra Ogilvie May 2023

The teacher Tim was very helpful and had lots of patience. It was a nice relaxed environment to learn in. I very pleased with the stool I made and enjoyed the whole day. I learnt how to carve the wood to create my stool. I will definitely be looking to take more classes.
Thanks Tim.

Daniel Cullingham May 2023

Really great class. Tim the teacher was great and very knowledgable and made the class relaxing and a nice experience
Would definitely do another one

Simon Williams Apr 2023

Tim was excellent. The location is fantastic. The course was fabulous. I’d recommend this course to anyone interested in learning woodworking the traditional way.

Marc Boucherat Mar 2023

Tim was a great teacher, relaxed, knowledgeable and funny. Good venue, easy to get to and plenty of facilities on site. All materials and tools provided were good and because the teaching was good and the group small (5 participants) we all achieved a lot! Excellent value and a really satisfying day… thanks

Jamie Laws Mar 2023

Tim was an excellent educator and all round down to earth person. Very approachable and clearly passionate about woodworking, answering all related queries in detail and in layman’s terms. Explaining why we used certain material and tools. Would highly recommend to anyone (coming from someone with no woodworking skills or background). And you come away with a new statement piece for your home. Also nice being in the setting of Stepney City Farm, really created that extra bit of immersion, rather than a generic municipal style building.

Woodworking class review by Jamie Laws - London

Max Sconyers Jan 2023

I had a great time. Wonderful course and wonderful teacher. Highly recommend.

Nicholas Gardiner Jan 2023

Fabulous experience, really knowledgeable, friendly and inclusive teaching. A relaxed atmosphere to spend a day and walked out with something I’m really proud of.

Woodworking class review by Nicholas Gardiner - London

Charlie Fairhurst Jan 2023

Thoroughly informative and enjoyable day. Great place, excellent teaching and a remarkably good stool at the end of it

James Turnbull Jan 2023

This class was absolutely AMAZING. Tim is a fantastic teacher and the whole set up is great. This was my first experience of wood work and the day was so enjoyable. I would most definitely recommend this and the 2 day workshop looks great too!

Spencer King Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was grateful and very patient with us - couldn't recommend more. Very professional finish to the stool.

Terry Jones Nov 2022

Great teacher. Relaxed atmosphere. Ended up with a lovely stool.

Junjie Lu Nov 2022

This is my second time here. Tim is nice as always, and the venue is well equipped. I am very satisfied with the stool! This workshop left a super good memory for me!

Stool Making Workshop review by Junjie Lu - London

Laura Huws Nov 2022

I really enjoyed the stool making day workshop, Tim was very knowledgeable and patient, and also great with accommodating everyone’s different ideas. I would definitely recommend!

Skye Corewijn Nov 2022

Such a good day! Tim was a great teacher, super helpful and patient. It’s amazing to walk in with no experience at all, and leave with something beautiful you’ve made. Makes for the perfect gift for someone who enjoys working with their hands.

Woodworking class review by Skye Corewijn - London

Rob Lake Nov 2022

A really great day. Tim's a very good instructor - just the right balance of telling and showing you how to do things, then letting you get on with it and gently keeping an eye on how you're getting on and helping out when needed. Stepney City Farm is a lovely location too. I thoroughly recommend this class.

Claire Mitchell Nov 2022

What a great class, I can't believe I made a stool in just one day! Tim is a great teacher and supports you throughout the whole workshop and gives you lots of information so you could go away and make your own stool at home if you wanted to. I really recommend classes at the Green Wood Guild, plus you get to see the animals on the farm in the breaktimes.

Woodworking class review by Claire Mitchell - London

Olanike Ojo Oct 2022

Tim was an excellent teacher, concise,patient. He explained each step well. Also it was a fun day, an interesting class and I loved my end product stool. Loved the farm venue too, lots to do during the lunch break, and there was a farmers market on too! The wood Tim provided was very good quality, my stool will probably be around a long time! I learned that I like working with wood! I would like to do more work with wood but not sure what. All in all a good day had. Thanks Tim.

Jean Oct 2022

It was a really enjoyable day. It is hard work but really satisfying. Tim is teaching in a really relaxing way and makes sure everybody will finish the project on time.
It is really the best time spent if using your hands is your thing.

Baptiste Cota Mar 2022

Great experience! Learned a lot

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