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Post-and-Rung Stool Building

Course Overview

In this two-day course each student will build a post-and-rung stool as we explore aspects of traditional chair making. On day one, students learn about splitting logs for stool pieces and how to shape stool parts using a shaving horse, drawknife, and spokeshave. On the second day, students use mortise and tenon joinery to assemble their shaped parts into furniture, and explore different weaving patterns with traditional shaker tape (aka cotton webbing) to weave a beautiful pattern for their seat. And of course, we’ll sit. As any good chairmaker says, a seat is never finished until you sit on it.


Sat, Mar 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 9+ w/ adult, 14+ w/o
Registration Cost: $225.00
Includes materials fee of $55.00

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

  • Favorite carving knife, drawknife, or spokeshave.
  • As well, students may want to bring Rit dye to dye their shaker tape. It is not required (the shaker tape can be
  • left white). The local Ben Franklin has a great array of Rit dye colors that will work, so students will have the opportunity to go buy the dye after the course begins.

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.