Set in a beautiful off-grid timber framed barn with a roaring fire and great company, surrounded by woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor. All courses include refreshments and materials. Read the testimonials here.

Contemporary stool making weekend courses £220

This popular weekend course is the perfect opportunity to discover the joy of woodwork and to create a piece of finely crafted contemporary furniture using traditional methods. Open to all abilities, includes wholesome lunch both days made by my sister Emily. 9:30am-5:30pm (may run later on Sunday)

Next stool making courses


5-6 October 2019(Fully booked)

12-13 October 2019(2 spaces available)


21-22 March 2020 (6 spaces left)

4-5 April 2020 (6 spaces left)

"Ambrose is obviously very knowledgeable, but also very patient and relaxed. The setting is stunning, as are the raw materials. We were all blown away by the lunches. Wholesome and hearty. Couldn't have been happier with the finished article."

NEW! Bench making weekend courses £280

Make a robust but elegant 2 seater interior bench with a beautiful hand tooled texture. Learn to use super sharp hand planes to shape the subtle curves of the seat. Open to all abilities, includes wholesome lunch both days. 9:30am-5:30pm (may run later on Sunday)

Next Bench courses
19-20 October 2019 (Fully booked)

28-29 March 2020 (1 spaces left)

stool making weekend course

Venue address: Ashburton Christmas Tree Farm, Newton Abbot TQ13 7EZ, Devon, Googlemaps.

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A 50% deposit of the price of the course is payable to book a place. Please phone or email Ambrose to check availability of places beforehand. 07816 899527

BACS: Lloyds , Mr Timothy A Vevers, 30-98-69, 01871419. Cheques payable to T. A. Vevers, Cuddyford, Rew road, Ashburton, Newton Abbot Devon, TQ13 7EN

Payment will be acknowledged and the booking confirmed by email. The full balance is payable at the start of the course.

Terms and Conditions.

The deposit is fully refundable or transferable up to 45 days before the beginning of the course.

Less than 45 days from the beginning of the course the deposit is not refundable unless you transfer to another course AND the original place is filled; in which case the deposit will count in full towards the new course.

The balance of the course fee is payable at the beginning of the course.