Rustic Furniture Making Course

Rustic Furniture Making Course – 2 day


Two day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques.

This introductory Green Woodworking course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece of rustic furniture.

Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including froes, shave horses and drawknives. By the end of the first day you will have produced all your stool legs and braces and these will be gently dried overnight. The following day you will be carefully aligning your mortise and tenon joints and fitting the various pieces together.

Trading Places is based within the beautiful surroundings of the Stanwick Lakes nature reserve, in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. All of our courses take place in and around our purpose built green oak Training Barn. Course places can be booked for one or more people depending on availability. However, if you are looking for a larger group booking (such as a work team building event, a group of friends or an alternative hen or stag ‘do’) we are very happy to discuss your requirements with you.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Course Dates

April 30th – May 1st 2022

July 23rd – 24th 2022

October 15th – 16th 2022

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Two day course (9.30am – 4pm each day) £185

What’s included in the price?

Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided for all courses. Participants are simply asked to bring a packed lunch and their own supply of enthusiasm! (We provide tea and coffee during the courses).