3 Day Green Wood Stool Making Workshop with Master Craftsman Fergus de Brún

Saturday, May 5th 12-6pm, Saturday, May 12th 12-6pm and Sunday, May 13th 12-6pm
In this workshop taught over 3 days, you will learn through engagement with green wood and traditional woodworking techniques to make a beautiful four-legged stool using green Irish Ash logs and hemp for the woven seat.

The workshop will build on numerous furniture making skills which will include:
-cleaving wood from logs
-shaping wood with drawknives and spokeshaves
-mortise and tenon joinery
-oil and wax finishes
-seat weaving with hemp cord
What is green wood?
The term “green” in woodworking refers to the amount of water that is contained inside the wood therefore freshly cut timber is said to be green. However, this term has dual meaning in green woodworking due firstly to the massive ecological benefits associated with the use of coppiced native woodland but also the human powered, hand tool, off grid nature of the craft.
Why hand tools?
Working wood by hand provides one the opportunity to gain an understanding of how wood can be worked, otherwise disguised by the use of machinery. Working with wood using hand tools provides a noise free environment and almost meditative experience.
Suitable for beginners.
Capacity : 8 participants to assure one to one tuition.
Booking is sssential , please book via EVENTBRITE
Cost for three days is €250 including booking fee.
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7 Comments on “3 Day Green Wood Stool Making Workshop with Master Craftsman Fergus de Brún

  1. Will you be offering this course again? Would love to do it.

    • Liadain, wonderful to hear from you! Please forgive the delay replying. I was waiting until I had a definite reply and we have been juggling several projects recently. Yes, Feargus de Brun is running another Green Wood Stoolmaking workshop in August. I have just posted the event on FACEBOOK and EVENTBRITE. I hope this means we will be meeting soon? Either way, it would be wonderful to see you and catch up on what you are up to now! Fond regards, Kaethe

  2. Hi, I was wondering if there was another woodworking course coming up over the summer? I heard there many got be one running in July but I can’t see anything on EventBrite or on the Bí Urban Facebook Page! Would appreciate any info you have. Thanks very much!


    • Hi Bertha,

      Delighted you are interested in Feargus de Brun’s Three Legged Stool. It seems to have struck a chord with many of the RTE viewers – we are getting lots of enquiries!

      We have our own Shop/studio/lab situated at 3 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin D07X054 where we display Feargus’ one of a kind furniture. Here is a link to Feargus’ stool making workshop which will be coming up again this spring. https://www.biurban.ie/events-catalogue-bi/greenwoodstool You are most welcome to drop in to see the selection of his furniture we have on display in the studio. This changes from time to time. At the moment we are waiting for more work after healthy sales during Christmas. At the moment the only three legged stool we have is the one Roisin Murphy showed on RTE. I have emailed Feargus to see if he can produce some three legged stools over the coming weeks. It would certainly be possible to order one if you are interested. It is best to contact us via our contact sheet at http://www.biurban.ie or at biurbanstudios@gmail.com

      Fond regards,
      Kaethe Burt-O’Deaw

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