Post and Rung Stool

Post and Rung Stool

425.00

Making a Post and Rung Stool with Woven Seat

Instructor - William Leeser

  • March 16 - 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm (weekend)

Students in this course will learn introductory techniques in the elegant tradition of post and rung chairmaking. This process of chair construction offers the opportunity to practice accurate layout using a chair stick, mortise and tenon joinery, guided and freehand bandsaw skills and shaping by hand. Particular emphasis is placed on shaping with a spokeshave, along with a hand plane, rasp, file and scraper. Students will also learn about the use of hot hide glue, how to level the legs of their pieces and the use of soap finishes. At the conclusion of the class, students will learn the satisfying process for weaving a comfortable seat using Shaker tape.

This project results in a sturdy and beautiful seat that will last for generations, while allowing students of all experience levels to find success in the construction process. All students will refine their building skill, as the uniquely accommodating form of post and rung construction facilitates the production of consistent, accurate, and successful work by exercising the connection between hand and mind.

Participants will have a limited color choice of cotton seat webbing, which along with all other materials, is included in the class fee.

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PFW has a wide assortment of tools for students to use. However, if you have your own tools or would like an excuse to purchase some new ones, the tool list is below. PFW has always had excellent satisfaction purchasing tools from Hock Tools, Lee Valley/VeritasHida Tool and Tools for Working Wood.

  • Pencil, notebook, safety glasses and hearing protection