5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Asian Stool - Assembly
Stretcher Assembly
Stretcher Assembly
Beveled Leg Bottom
Beveled Leg Bottom
Wedged Through Tenon
Wedged Through Tenon

Build Two Asian Influenced Stools

Furniture Making Course
Instructor: Alan Turner
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (day)
Maximum Class Size: Approximately 12

Build two attractive stools over two weekends.  These are suitable for sitting at a kitchen counter or island (9" by 17" seat, approx. 24" tall). They feature splayed, curved legs and a scooped seat. There are almost no 90 degree angles in this piece.   Built with a butternut seat (if available) with walnut legs and stretchers, this will be an eye-catching addition to your home.   They are quite nimble, weighing approximately 6 lbs. each.

This wood working course teaches not only a great project, but also how to build and use various jigs which make difficult details easy to execute such as angled mortise and tenon joinery.  Among others, we will use jigs for the scooped seat (a router based gimbal device that was the subject of an American Woodworker magazine article), for the shaped legs (pattern routing), for a drill press to drill the round mortises at the correct angle.

Course fee (including all materials)  - $850

There are three ways to register for this class.
• One can click on the sign up button below.
• Give us a call at 215-849-5174.
• Send us an email and we will forward the registration materials.


  • April 7-8 and April 21-22, 2018 - day