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.

Oebanista Woodworking Barcelona Class

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
  • Mallet
  • Wooden 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 Cotton Tote Bag

Supplies and extras.

Snacks, lunches and drinks.

Price: 395€

If you already have the tools or want to get them yourself the price of the course is 295€

To book your spot send us an email to [email protected]


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?

El taller tiene una duración total de 20 horas, repartidas en dos días y medio. Viernes 10 desde las 18h. Sábado 11 y Domingo 12 de 10h a 19h.

But I don’t have any woodworking experience!

Este curso está pensado para principiantes y personas que quieran iniciarse en la ebanistería tradicional. Aunque si ya tienes algo de experiencia, este curso puede ser igualmente valioso al tratarse de alguien con la trayectoria y la experiencia de Ricardo que seguro tiene mucho que aportar.

What type of wood will we use?

Usaremos madera maciza Europea aunque Ricardo traerá algunas piezas de madera tropical brasileña para explicarnos sobre sus cualidades y diferencias.

What language will be used?

Ricardo habla un castellano medio e inglés pero también estará Maria Eduarda, su mujer, que habla castellano para hacer ayudar con la traducción. En resumen: Castellano, Inglés y “Portuñol” 😛

Will you offer this course again soon?

No. Este es un curso especial ya que Ricardo viaja a Europa y ha sacado el tiempo para hacer esta corta visita a Barcelona.