February Demo: Classic Rush Foot Stool

For our February meeting, member Tom Sloan will demonstrate the process of making a Rush Foot Stool.  Rush seating is a centuries old craft, dating back to ancient Egypt.  It has been practiced in England since the 14th century.

For his demo, Tom will discuss:

    • design and layout of the stool
    • turning the necessary parts
    • assembly
    • and weaving the rush top of the stool

Please join us, February 5th, 7-9 PM, at the Wilmington Woodcraft store.

UPDATE:  Tom has put together an excellent hand-out that includes detailed drawings, instructions, and additional resources.  You can view or download it here.  A photo of one of Tom’s completed rush stools can be seen here.