Build a Stool at the Village’s Woodwright’s Apprentice Workshop

In the spirit of the Shakers, who were known for building furniture characterized by its simplicity, clean lines, and fine craftsmanship, Canterbury Shaker Village will host Woodwright’s Apprentice Workshop on Saturday, July 15.

The workshop begins with teaching participants how to identify the trees commonly used by woodwrights and how they were turned into lumber. The workshop will also examine the properties of different species of wood and safe use of basic hand tools.

Build a Stool at Canterbury Shaker Village’s Woodwright’s Apprentice Workshop

The workshop concludes with each team assembling and finishing a stool, without any glue or fasteners, that they get to take home. “This workshop is wonderful for parents, or grandparents, with a child,” said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village. “The simplicity and timeless design of Shaker furniture is the inspiration behind this workshop.”

Woodwright’s Apprentice Workshop takes place on Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $250 for an adult and child.

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About Canterbury Shaker Village

Featuring 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement, the Village is designated as a National Historic Landmark with 25 restored original Shaker buildings and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings. In addition to tours, exhibits, and programs, Canterbury Shaker Village provides wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings

Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information about The Trail, visit