Come and spend a relaxing 5 days in the woods creating a piece of handmade furniture. Set outside in a beautiful woodland workshop over-looking the river Findhorn on Logie Estate. You will learn a wide range of traditional "Green Woodworking" techniques. Using hand tools and locally sourced wood you will be guided through the process of making your very own "West Coast Chair", in the vernacular tradition of the west coast of scotland. This style is based upon a chair in the collection of the "Highland Folk Museum" Newtonmore.
Choosing the correct timber
Cleaving a log using metal wedges and a Froe (traditional hand tool)
Working the legs using a shave horse, drawknife and spokeshave
Creating the rungs
Jointing using a traditional method
Steam bending the back rest
Shaping the seat using traditional hand tools
£420 plus cost of hardwood seat.
Course price does not include the hardwood seat for your chair. You will get to choose from a selection and this is payable on the day. Estimated cost is between £10 - £50.
This course start's at 10am first day and 9am thereafter and finishes around 5pm each day. All tools and materials provided. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided all day long but please BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. Click HERE for a location map and a list of various nearby accommodation.
Please Note: - Course dates are not interchangeable.
If 3 months notice before the course start date is given - 90% refund is due
If between 3 months and 2 weeks notice is given - 50% refund is due
If you pull out within 2 weeks of the course start date - No refund is due