In-Person – Post and Rung Stool—Introduction to Green Woodworking

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person – Post and Rung Stool—Introduction to Green Woodworking

Friday, September 17th - Sunday, September 19th, 2021 (9am-5pm) with Dale Kittleson

Level of Instruction
All levels. Requires some upper body strength.
$220.00 Members
$270.00 Non-members
Materials Fee
Additional materials fee of $70 payable to the instructor.

Green woodworking is an approach to working with wood that transforms unseasoned wood into finished products using only hand tools. The post and rung stool is a wonderful introduction to this method. In two days, you will create your own unique functional folk-art piece using a shaving horse, drawknife, and spokeshave. This project results in a sturdy and beautiful seat that will last for generations while allowing all experience levels to find success in the construction process.

Weather permitting, this class will be held outside under the new Heritage Park Timber Frame. Please dress for working outside.


***This class is an in-person class at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa***

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The Folk Art greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Torkelson, On-Site Program Coordinator, at or call 563-382-9681.



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About the Instructor

Dale Kittleson

Dale Kittleson

Dale Kittleson has been a professional timber framer and woodworker for over 25 years. He has taught classes at the Driftless Folk School and at the Wild Rose Timberframe shop near Decorah, Iowa. Favorite pastimes are riding his recumbent bicycle, spoon carving, collecting Ole and Lena jokes, fixing misfit bikes, and working on projects for his homestead in rural Winneshiek County where he lives with his wife, Frances.