Make a live-edge bench or table

South London

Make a live-edge bench or table

South London

Dates:
February 12 - March 20
Cost: £250

Course details:

**This course is now full. I will be announcing another one very soon. If you would like to register your interest in a future course, please contact me here**

This course runs over six Tuesday evenings between 7 and 9.30pm.

The project is to fashion a beautiful bench or side-table from live-edge timber, using traditional green-woodworking techniques. The design is based on the traditional ‘pig bench’ used historically as a piece of agricultural equipment, but it makes an excellent dining bench or occasional table in the modern home.

You’ll learn the process of crafting the legs and undercarriage of the bench from green ash using traditional hand tools such as the froe, drawknife and spokeshave. You’ll then smooth off the top and sides of the bench before being taken through the process of assembling the piece using traditional chair-making joinery techniques.

Then its yours to take home and sit on, look at, put things on – the choice is yours!

This course is a great introduction to the craft of green woodwork and an ideal stepping-stone to my more advanced 'Make a chair' course or more immersive chair-making courses in Wales. If you are interested in taking a combination of these I offer discounts for multiple bookings. Please contact me directly at info@benwillis-woodcraft.co.uk to discuss.

Course cost includes:

Basic materials are included, but there will be an additional charge for the bench-top timber. This will vary depending on the size of piece you choose and tree species, but is likely to be £40-80. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the course sessions.

Please note that course bookings are non-refundable unless cancellations are made at least a month before the start date. Requests to change dates can sometimes be accommodated depending on the availability of places and at my discretion. For my full terms and conditions, click here. I’m keen to make sure you complete your piece in the allotted time, but realise that life can sometimes get in the way. If you miss a week for reasons such as work or illness, I offer one catch-up session on the house, depending on my schedule at the time. Any further catch-ups required will incur a charge of £30, as will any catch-ups relating to holidays.

 

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