Woodwork Entry-level: make a step-up stool

Course overview

Embark on a rewarding journey into the world of woodworking with our entry-level course designed specifically for adults. In just 12 weeks, you’ll transform raw materials into a beautiful and functional step/stool that you can proudly display in your home.

Led by experienced instructors in the fully-equipped workshops of the renowned Rycotewood Furniture Centre, this course provides a welcoming environment for beginners to explore their creativity and learn essential woodworking techniques, with all materials provided, and a maximum of 12 learners.

Throughout the course, you’ll immerse yourself in the artistry of timber selection, mastering the safe and precise use of a variety of hand tools. You’ll discover the satisfaction of crafting something with your own hands and by the end of the course, you’ll not only possess a wealth of new skills but also take home a hop-up step/stool that reflects your craftsmanship.

Whether you’re looking to unleash your creative potential, pick up a new hobby, or simply unwind with a hands-on activity, this woodwork course offers a fulfilling experience that resonates with adults of all backgrounds and interests. Join us and unlock the joy of woodworking today!


You will learn foundational woodworking skills and gradually build up practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practise.

You will learn:

  • timber selection
  • safely using a selection of hand tools
  • marking out
  • sawing
  • using a hand plane
  • joining wood
  • correct use of drill/ drivers and screws
  • glueing and assembling
  • finishing

At the end of this 12-week course, you will take home your own hand-made hop-up step/stool.

All tools and materials will be provided. 

Please wear closed toe shoes and bring a notebook and pencil, in case you would like to make notes.

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