Inspired by Japan-based furniture maker Ishinomaki Laboratory, The Workbench is offering an introductory woodworking class to build an homage to one of its flagship products: the Carry Stool.
The small stool functions as a seat, a step stool, as well as an open tray ideal for gardening or working with children. They also nest for storage, so you can take the workshop with a partner and stack your new stools together.
In the DIY spirit of Ishinomaki Laboratory, students will learn the basics of building with wood, proper measuring and marking, and using power tools to safely cut, drill, screw and sand. The class will also present components of furniture design, furniture assembly, and wood finishing.
The Carry Stool was originally designed by Tomoko Azumi for Ishinomaki Laboratory; the stool you’ll make was modified by instructor Drew Palmore for new woodworkers.
Wood sizing, measuring & marking, finding & cutting angles, basic furniture assembly, finish sanding, and simple wood finishing.
Tools used include the chop saw, drill press, clamps, power drill/driver, and power sander.
All The Details
Cost: $110 (including materials)
Meeting Times: 1 Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisite: None. Beginners welcome!
Please Bring: A 12-16′ tape measure (not digital), pencil, and your own safety glasses (optional).
Instructor: Drew Palmore
Recommended Tools: None.