Build a Post & Rung Stool

October 12 - October 13, 2024

Build a Post & Rung Stool


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $75

In this class you will learn both machine and hand tool methods for the basics of chair making, while building a classic post and rung stool. Though typically constructed from a log, our stools will be built with easily-procurable, kiln-dried boards from a lumber yard. Parts will be roughed out using the table saw and bandsaw and then we’ll further shape and refine parts with spokeshaves and hand planes. We’ll cover round mortise and tenon joinery for assembling our parts into a four sided stool. Finally, we’ll learn about different weaving patterns in traditional shaker tape to weave a pattern for the seat. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced students alike.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included. 

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Jenna Goodman

Jenna Goodman is a woodworker, teacher, and shop manager based out of Brooklyn, NY. Formerly a mechanical engineer, Jenna fell in love with woodworking taking classes at a variety of shops in the Los Angeles area, and has since dived into the world of chairmaking through classes at Lost Art Press and Yestermorrow School in Vermont . She teaches a variety of woodworking classes at Makeville Studio. When she isn’t in the shop, Jenna spends her time cooking, riding her bike around the city, and exploring any new craft she can get her hands on.

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