These one-day courses cover the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and production of simple craft objects created from a greenwood log using traditional hand tools such as draw-knives and pole lathes.
Anything you make during the day will be yours to take home and may include items such as spoons, spatulas or a wooden mallet.
This course is most suited to anyone wishing to have a go at some green woodwork, with absolutely no previous knowledge or skills required.
This is a great taster day to whet your appetite for a longer course in the future or perfect for those with limited spare time.
These three-day greenwood stool making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own sturdy stool from a green Ash log.
The first day will be spent cleaving out and making the components for your stool ready for drying overnight in the wood-fired kiln.
On day two you will make the legs and assemble your stool frame, and on the final day you will be taught how to apply the seating material in order to complete your stool. There will be several different seating material options to choose from.
This is an extremely satisfying process and achievable for all.
These six-day greenwood chair making courses use similar techniques to the stool-making course, but the process requires more time and involves additional skills such as steam-bending certain components of the chair to give them the correct form.
There is a range of chair-back designs and seating materials available to suit all abilities and tastes.
Spending a week working in the woods, being so close to nature, using wood from the woods and hand tools to produce a beautifully unique piece of furniture is a deeply fulfilling experience.
On top of that, the sense of achievement gained from having made your own chair that will last for generations is something very special.
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A family or friends group of between 4 and 8 people can book a day all to themselves. Just Contact us with preferred dates and we'll work with you to create your course. The family and friends courses are relaxed and great fun, can be tailored to your needs and interests with opportunities to work independently or on joint projects. Minimum age of 12 years, no maximum age! This is also a cheaper option than booking individually. Please Contact us for availability and prices. Suitable for all abilities, even if you've never used a saw or axe before!
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A group of friends between 4 and 8 people can book a day or two all to themselves. Just Contact us with preferred dates and we'll work with you to create your course. These courses are relaxed and great fun and give you something more than the traditional hangover to take home from the party! This is also a great value option; cheaper than booking individually. Please Contact us for availability and prices. (We can also offer camping in the woods for those who would like to make a weekend of it and have a few glasses around the camp fire in the evening.)
Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. The woodland has a variety of habitats including a stream.
All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself.
There is a large workshop shelter, utility shelter for cooking and tea-making, and a compost toilet. A spring provides water for cooking and washing, and drinking water for cold drinks is also be provided.
The Location page of this website gives a map, postcode, and travel directions. It is easily accessed from the A30. Parking is available just inside the woodland entrance.
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What do I need to bring?
All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. However, if you wish to bring along any of your own tools or materials you are very welcome to do so. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects. Sturdy footwear will be necessary, ideally work or walking boots offering toe and ankle protection. A couple of pencils, a notebook and a tape measure, if you have one, will be useful.
Hot drinks and biscuits and/or cake are provided, as are ingredients for sandwiches for making your lunch and fresh fruit. Breakfasts and evening meals are not provided, however participants are welcome to use the woodland rocket stoves, wood fuel, pans and utensils to cook their own supper and breakfast if desired. There are shops and several pubs offering food in the area a short drive away.
The working day
Introduction to Green Woodwork courses and Make a Shave Horse courses run from 10am-5pm each day. The Stool-making and Chair-making courses commence from 9am, apart from on the day of arrival when tuition will begin at 10am.
Basic wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water. There is a kitchen shelter with solar lighting, dining table, clay oven and rocket stoves for brewing up and preparing meals. The charge for camping is £5 per person per night payable at the end of the course.
For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than basic wild camping facilities, there are many local accommodation options, some of which are listed in a table when you click the button below.
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