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Danish Cord Stool


October 10th to 14th, 2024 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

Learn to weave Danish Cord while building a simple and sleek stool.

  • Material (Ash and Cord) is included
  • Lunch is included on the weekdays

See Details and Tool List Below


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Furniture Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time Frame

Weekdays – Daytime

Name: Danish Cord Stool
Instructor: David Johnson
Skill Level: All Levels
Prerequisites: None

Format: 5 Day in-person course

Material: Ash 


5 Days – October 10th to 14th, 2024


Class Description:

Danish Cord is a paper cord product traditonally used by Danish furniture designer. It has recently made a come back in modern, creative applications. It is a beautiful and easy way to create a unique seat for furniture.
We will demystify how to build a stool specifically for cord and unravel the weaving process. Under the guidance of the amazing David Johnson, we will construct a simple stool based on a Hans Wegner dining chair with mortise & tenon joinery, and a Danish cord seat.  Starting from rough stock we will go through the processes of squaring it, creating the joinery, shaping, glue ups, and finishing. Then, we will move on to weave the Danish Cord seat.
James Krenov once said he used machines to save his energy for the hand tool work later in the project and that is how we’ll be working as well. We will limit the power tools to the bandsaw, jointer, plunge router, and chop saw so the techniques learned in class can be repeated in most home workshops.


Topics and skills covered will include:

  • Stock Preparation
  • Grain direction
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Simple jigs for joinery and shaping
  • Sanding and finishing
  • Glue up techniques
  • Danish cord weaving


What you’ll need:


  • Chisels
  • Files and/or rasps for shaping
  • Bench plane, #4 or equivalent
  • Joinery saw, Japanese or Western
  • 1/4″ flat head screwdriver
  • Square or combination square
  • Small carving knife
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil and Paper

Recommended (If you don’t bring your own you will have to share the school’s limited quantity)

  • Block plane
  • Marking gauge
  • Shoulder plane
  • Spokeshave
  • Sanding block
  • Small hammer
  • Nail set
  • Floral scissors or small wire cutter

If you have done some woodworking, and have some tools you think would be useful, feel free to bring them. It does not hurt to bring more than you need.


Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.

See our Refund Policy here

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