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STL101A23 Turning a Stool with Doug Forsha

January, 14 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Turning a Stool is one of our most gratifying workshops, combining turning and furniture-building into a fast project that results in an elegant three-legged stool.

In just one day, you’ll turn the seat and legs and then fully assemble an attractive walnut stool that makes a great gift or can be put to work anywhere you might want an extra seat.

With expert instruction from Master Craftsman Doug Forsha, you’ll be able to customize the contours of the seat and legs and will even have time to apply a coat of finish.

You will learn:

    •  How to turn the legs and the seat on the lathe 
    •  How to use jigs to efficiently cut the leg tenons on the lathe
    • how to make the matching mortises in the seat, on the drill press.  
    •  How to assemble the stool and apply the finish
After cutting the joinery you will prepare the surfaces for the finish, then assemble and apply a finish.
The finished product will be something that will last for years.

Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school. Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask. No open-toed shoes or sandals.

Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 8.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. 

All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.


Meet your Instructor

Doug Forsha and his wife Rhonda established their custom furniture business, De La Madera, in Scottsdale in 1986. In the years since they have built their business into one of the most highly respected woodworking studios in the southwest. Doug is a master woodworker and technician, expert in both traditional and ultra-modern furniture design and construction. his shop excels in the creation of extraordinary furniture and architectural details for homes across Arizona and beyond. For more information, visit www.delamadera.com.


January 14
9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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