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Perching Stools

Course Overview

We all spend a lot of time sitting so how can we do a better job of it? The key ergonomic feature of a perching stool is the forward sloping seat which rotates your pelvis keeping your back aligned in its natural s-shape. It makes for a comfortable rest at your desk or workbench. Though not a traditional form itself the project borrows from stick Windsor chair techniques. This is a great introductory project for those curious about making chairs or experimenting with other staked furniture. In this class we will learn about material selection, layout, and design. This project will introduce students to riving/cleaving (splitting whole log pieces into usable components), shaping wood with a draw knife and shaving horse, and sculpting a seat using gouges. We will also discuss details such as carved embellishments and painting. As you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking so why not perch on a hand carved piece of furniture instead?


Fri, Jan 10th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 12th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $320.00
Includes materials fee of $65.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.