Rustic Furniture Making

After a stressful week there are few thing better than rewarding yourself by sitting in a comfortable chair, putting your feet up with your favourite drink and letting the world go by! Even more rewarding if you made the chair yourself, even more rewarding than that if you picked the tree you made it from, and even more rewarding still if it’s the first thing you’ve ever made out of green wood!

There are four people now sitting comfortably, knowing that if ever they are ever faced with the challenge of turning their hand to making rustic furniture – they could do it with confidence. Green Light Trust organised an exclusive experience four people in Frithy Wood over a weekend at the beginning of October.  

Jasper Kemp calmly and skilfully led the novices’ through the process of deciding on the design of the furniture piece to make, selecting the tree to harvest for the wood and then demonstrating the techniques needed to make it, all in the tranquillity of a Wood which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Diana said I thought I should let you know how much I enjoyed the course last weekend.  Jasper was an excellent teacher.  He showed us how the basic furniture could be made and then allowed us all to develop our own creative ideas.  It was very satisfying to choose your tree, cut it down and join it together to make something.   I am very pleased with my rustic table.

Paul - I cannot think of anything to grumble about, info how to find the wood was good, 2 days for course is about right, Jasper communicates very well very friendly. A weekend in the wood making something and taking it home brilliant a real stress buster fantastic.

Sue - I would like to say how much I enjoyed the green wood working course.

Jasper was a very skilled and attentive instructor.

I arrived thinking no way was I going to be able to make a chair and I left with a chair and a table.

For me being able to use the power tools was a bonus as I have no skill in this area.

Seems like there is something more relaxing than sitting in you favourite chair….and that’s making it!

If you would like to do something like this but lack the confidence – give us a ring 01284 830829 or check out our website www.greenlightrust.org

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