Introduction to

Traditional Woodworking with Ricardo Graham Ferreira

January 10th, 11th and 12th of 2020


Ricardo, also known for his brand oEbanista visits us from Brazil to offer a unique introductory course to Traditional Woodworking.

Born in 1974 in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, Ricardo is an artisan and a designer specialized in Milano | IT and Avignon | FR. He has worked in the production of wood crafts since 2006, developing his work from his workshop in the mountainous region of Río.

His creations and productions are the result of a constant research process put together by a creative impulse in which the raw material: tropical solid wood, shares the spotlight with traditional woodworking techniques, accessories and unique finishes.

The work that was initially bespoke for specific clients took new directions when some of his pieces such as the Sela Stool and the 3-foot chair started gaining attention in recognized national and international events, awards and publications.

In 2018, his iconic Sela Stool was produced and distributed worldwide by the Danish firm PP Mobler.

Ricardo is the special guest of Barcelona Wood Workshops for the first workshop of the year 2020.

Each participant will make a Guri Stool.

Following a series of construction steps and using traditional woodworking techniques like the classic joint: Dovetails.
We will cover sawing techniques, marking processes, accesory making.. Everything made by hand.

Course Details

Day 1 – Friday 6pm to 9pm
Informal meeting with Ricardo
Students and guests can expect to hear about wood, joinery, tools, the day-to-day basics of a woodworker and details from Ricardo’s professional career.
Snacks and drinks.


Day 2 – Saturday *10am to 7pm
The student receives the wood.
Presentations of the technical design.
Marking of the joinery.
Sawing and chiseling techniques for joinery.


Day 3 – Sunday *10am to 7pm
Finishing touches on the joinery.
Hand planing and sanding.
Drilling of the sides to add accesory.
Gluing up and finishing touches.

*One hour lunchtime

Includes everything you need

*Woodworking Kit (you take it home!)

  • 4 Chisel set
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Marking Gauge
  • Japanese Ryoba Saw
  • 3″ square
  • Small Sliding Bevel
  • Carpenter Folding Ruler
  • Pencil

*Worth 150€

Special discount code for 10% off on Comercial Pazos.

Barcelona Wood Workshops Tote Bag

Supplies and extras.

Snacks, lunches and drinks.

Price: 395€


What’s the price and what’s included?

Price is 395€ including a brand new and complete Tool Kit. If the participant has tools or wants to buy them themselves the price is 295€


How long does it take?

The course is 20 hours long given in two and a half days. Friday 10th from 6pm. Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th from 10am to 7pm


But I don't have any experience!

The course is designed for beginners and people that want to try their hands in woodworking. But if you already have experience this course is equally valuable given Ricardo's experience and background.


What type of wood will we use?

We will use European Chestnut Wood although Ricardo will bring some tropical wood samples from Brazil to showcase it's qualities and differences.


What language will be used?

Ricardo speaks basic Spanish and English but his wife Maria Eduarda will be there to translate everything if needed. So basically: Spanish, English and “Portuñol” 😛


Will you offer this course again soon?

No. This course is special given that Ricardo is coming to Europe and has taken the time exclusively for this course.

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