Introductory green wood day at the Green Wood Workshop

Saturday 22nd April 9:30am - 4:30pm

A great introduction to Green Woodwork

Complete your first project on a pole lathe and/or shaving horse, and make a mallet amongst the bluebells in the woods. Find out about working with, not against, the wood.

 What is green wood?

Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood. To work it requires a set of simple techniques based on an understanding of how wood reacts - both to the tools, and to the dry and shrinking process. Because it is green, the wood is soft and easy to work with hand tools, and because of this, green woodwork creates little waste, and can utilise small trees and logs. It is therefore green in all senses of the word - especially as at Bore Place the trees are felled as part of ongoing woodland restoration and sustainable management. Our courses and volunteer days are about learning woodcraft and helping with the conservation of Bore Place.

Lunch: approx 1pm - 2pm please bring a packed lunch.  Hot drinks will be provided.

Finish time: approx 4.30pm.

The course is run by John Waller, Underwoodsman at Bore Place and owner of the Green Wood workshop.


For full details including booking forms and course reviews please go to John's website:

Make a weekend of it!

Depending on availability, we can offer B&B at Bore Place for course participants from £61 per person/night. Camping opportunities are limited; we have a hot shower and toilets, but no cooking facilities. It is essential that you contact us in advance to book either camping, or bed and breakfast. Please call or email Josie Yems,, 01732 463255.

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