Make a 3 Legged Stool

3 Sessions – 15 hrs. Total 

$120 Includes all materials

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Class Description

The ubiquitous Shop Stool, a great introduction to hand woodcraft using the finest hardwoods. You’ll be guided through the process of cutting out & shaping 2 shop stools.     The first stool will be largely assembly and finishing of prepared materials for practice and better understanding of furniture making: this 1 stays with the Wood Shop to outfit the Shop and for future students to use.  The second (the one you’ll take home) will involve more tool usage and hand work to cutout, shape, properly assemble a beautiful custom hand crafted stool – a welcome addition to any home or shop.      

3 Sessions    2 ½ DAYS            $120      9am - 4:30  2 Days  ;  3rd Day is  9-12    4-6 people

Class Syllabus

Day 1

  • Plan, select wood, and layout materials and pieces for stool #1

  • Drill holes and shape pieces to fit

  • Make a reamer and tap for assembly

  • Assemble, glue and clamp

Day 2​

  • Final sand and prep for finish, wood conditioning and application of finish of stool #1

  • Selection and cutout of materials for stool #2

  • Shaping of pieces and drilling holes

  • Assembly, glue and clamp

Day 3​

  • Final sand and prep for finish, wood conditioning and application of finish

About the Instructor

Brian Noel and his wife Kitty have been full time woodworkers for over 15 years specializing in saws, chairs, shop stools, carving and curvilinear woodwork.

A lifelong wood hobbyist and artist... seeking fervently as a youth to know everything there is to know about woodworking -- a hopeless endeavor if there ever was one. There's too much to know and after a short stint in the military he still studies, attends classes and keeps a curious mind. We've examined his work (it's meticulous and beautiful and imaginative), and we've read his client's rave reviews, and know him to be an excellent instructor for all levels of wood enthusiasts.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

We’re in-town with many choices for lodging, stores, and restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk through our little Seaside Village.   There are airport shuttles, Lyft/Uber/Taxi, and a popular free bus system.  A car is unnecessary here.  Recommending a place to stay (there are plenty to choose from) is difficult as they range greatly in price and accommodations, from B&B, Motel, Inn, and Air B&B/VRBO.  Let Google be your guide.   

The Learning Lab’s Wood Shop is located behind Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), and behind the Children’s Theater, and behind the Island Dance Theater.  The address is 723 Camano Avenue in Langley WA (commonly known as the old Langley Middle School) and parking for the Wood Shop is best on the West side of the campus in what is now The South Whidbey Community Center.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

When a class is reserved by you, you may CANCEL the class up to 10 business days prior to the day of the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations less than 10 business days prior will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill your place.  If we cancel a class for any reason, a full refund of any paid-in-advance funds will be returned to registrants.  Participants may be asked to sign a WAIVER of liability in which they take responsibility for their safety, represent they are not sensory impaired, have no medical conditions of which our Staff ought to be aware, are knowledgeable of and will abide by Shop SAFETY rules, and they are representing they can physically, knowledgeably, and safely operate the tools of the Shop.  

The Learning Lab is comprised of The Wood Shop, The Kitchen,

and The Garden/Greenhouse and located in the new South Whidbey Community Center

(old Middle School) and just behind WICA

 Sponsored by:   Living Design Foundation  a 501(c)(3)

723 Camano Ave. Langley WA 98260

Tel: 970-381-4091