During this longer course you will learn a variety of techniques and develop your own dining/ kitchen/ patio table design, or other table of your choice. It is spread over one 6-day week (part 1) , then after a drying period, a three-day weekend (part 2) which is to be booked separately. During week 1 you will use a froe, axe and drawknife to cleave and shape components. We will make a trip to a local saw mill where we will select seasoned timber for your table top. You will also learn how to flatten, joint and clean up boards. After a suitable seasoning period, Week 2 is for assembly of the now-dried components. You will be guided through the design and making process and will finish the course with a table which will last for generations. This course is only suitable for intermediate learners with some previous experience of green woodworking. (please see my Introduction to green wood furniture making on this site). It is especially suited for couples wishing to make their own table. All the skills and techniques use readily available hand and portable power tools. There is also the option of combining green wood techniques with other materials, such as glass, stainless steel, etc. These skills can be taken home and with a modest outlay, you can make tables in your own workshop. This course runs at the Devon Green Wood Centre in South Devon. Week 1, Making all components Week 2, 3 days Assembly and finishing Details of local accommodation can be provided.
What's included in the price?
There is a charge for board materials which can range from £30 or £40 for a small table, to £200 or £300 for a large dining table. The course is a nominal 9 days. If you need extra days to finish your table they can be added as necessary. Lunch is not provided but there is a basic kitchen with microwave and toaster. The workshop is heated by biomass boiler and a lovely wood burner.
6 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Peter Lanyon trained as a furniture maker at Rycotewood College in 1995, before going on to complete an MA with distinction in Furniture Design and Technology. He is a trained secondary school teacher, and has been teaching in many different guises for 2 decades. His current furniture practice sees him combining green woodworking techniques with his interest in design, and his skills in fine furniture making. He enjoys passing on these skills and passions through his courses.