Make-at-Home: Stool Making Woodwork Workshop

Course overview

This online self-directed workshop will give you the opportunity to produce a professional-looking piece of furniture from your own home. The project can be completed in an afternoon (approx 4 hours), including drying time for glue.

After enrolling you will receive a make-at-home kit, including prepared wooden components, sandpaper and instructions, allowing you to build a three-legged wooden stool. We will send your make-at-home kit as soon as possible after your enrolment, but please allow 10 workdays for the materials to arrive.

Health and Safety

Beginners, or children aged 16 years or under should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times when completing the project. Participants should familiarise themselves with the online video tutorial and information handout (included in kit) thoroughly before starting the project.

By engaging with this project, participants accept the risks involved with woodworking projects at home, and accept that they do so at their own risk.


  • You will learn how to use basic woodworking tools, including the use of a hammer and saw
  • You will receive an introduction to timber technology and the theory of working with wood
  • You will learn how to construct a three-legged stool using the traditional wedged tenon joint

Follow the online video tutorial to see how best to construct your project. A health and safety handout is also included to inform you of the risks of working with tools and the best practices for safe woodworking.

You will need a computer or any other digital device with an internet connection and speakers.

You will require access to a few basic woodworking tools in order to complete this project, which includes at the minimum: hammer/mallet, saw (flush saw ideally), wood glue, glue brush, and sanding block.

Applying a wood finish to your project is optional, but recommended. A list of suggested wood finishes and suppliers is included with the kit, as well as instructions on how to apply the finish safely and correctly. Wood finish is not included in this kit.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2022
  • 1 Year
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