In-person course
in Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray

Bentwood chair workshop with lunch & wine included at Hanwell Wine Estate



Bentwood Chair-making Workshop One of our most popular workshops we host here at Hanwell Wine Estate, our exceptionally talented tutor will guide you through step by step to make your own beautiful bentwood chair in this two-day workshop. Introducing you to the tools and techniques required for this traditional woodcraft, you will work alongside a small group while your tutor demonstrates how to hand-craft hazel, bend and cut it to form a stunning garden seat. At the end of the 2 days you will have created your own bentwood chair to take home with you. Alternatively, we can arrange to deliver your chair locally if transport is a problem. Please note this is a 2 day workshop, you will select the date of the weekend you wish to attend the course on. Outline of the two-day workshop Day 1 10am – Welcome and summary of the two days ahead. Introduction to tools and tool safety. Select coppiced hazel to construct chair. Demonstration of bending coppiced hazel rods. Midday – Break for two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine. 1pm – Begin creating arms and back of chair. 2.30pm – Break for tea and cake. 3pm – Continue with chair arms and back. 4pm – End for the day. Day 2 10am – Review of previous day’s progress. Overview of the day’s objectives. Continue working on the chair back. Midday – Break for two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine. 1pm – Add chair legs. 2.30pm – Break for tea and cake. 3pm – Cut and fix all coppiced hazel rods. 3.45pm – Time to relax in your new chair before heading home. 4pm – End for the day.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tools, refreshments and 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine are included for the full 2 days.


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Stag dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Hen dos
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