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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 it’s natural s-shape. It makes for a comfortable rest at your desk or workbench. Though not a traditional form itself the project borrows from 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 shaping components with hand planes, draw knives, 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?

Required Tools

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

Session Information

Early Bird Discount

Register before April 16, 2021 to receive a $30 early bird discount

Please Note: North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible.  Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases, regardless of their vaccination status. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, May 28th, 2021  –  Sun, May 30th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: 9am - 5pm
Tuition: $315.00
Materials fee: $75.00