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Green Woodworking at Coppicewood College

Green Woodworking at Coppicewood College

Course Provider: Coppicewood College

Contact Name: Ian Bowler

Telephone: 01559 371668

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SA43 2TB

Course Length: 4 days

Price: £240

5 star rating, 7 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


This 4 day course runs twice per year.

This is a craft course which demonstrates how to use green wood rather than timber bought from the sawmill. You will learn how to split and shape green wood using hand tools, a cleaving break and a shave horse.

The understanding of the basic skills can then lead to simple furniture making or producing your own gate or carving a spoon. The mysteries of traditional craft work can be revealed in this course.

The course takes place in our own woodland which is situated close to the village of Cilgerran, near Cardigan. There is plenty of indoor work space should in inclement weather.

This course is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to fully experienced crafters.We have 3 skilled experienced Instructors who will ensure that every student gets full value from their 4 days with us.

A £40 deposit is required at the point of booking please.

What's included in the price?

All courses start at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm each day. Participants should ensure that they bring sturdy boots, warm outdoor clothing, your own food and loads of enthusiasm. All tools will be provided.Tea, coffee and boiled water supplied.

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The surroundings, pace, instruction and tutoring of the greenwood course were all excellent and I would recommend it to anybody interested in getting back to basics. " It will be fine"


I had a wonderful time on the course . The tutors and their teaching , encouragement and knowledge is something to behold . What a great bunch of folk and experience , thank you .
I came to be on it through the 6 month woodland management course run at Coppice College which is also highly recommended .


This course was absolutely brilliant - in fact, it was nothing short of life changing, and this isn't hyperbole! I had quite high expectations as I knew of some people who had been to the college before and had spoken highly of it, and I wasn't disappointed. The tutors are all highly skilled, knowledgeable and extremely lovely. The pace of the course was wonderful, the setting idyllic. It is a perfect course for starting out on the road to green woodworking. Don't dally, if you want to get into this craft you couldn't do better than study at Coppicewood College. Highly recommended.


I came to the green woodworking course through the 6 month Coppicing course. My green woodwork project was tool handles. I had an old handle-less Yorkshire Billhook that I wanted to create a new handle for and an old handle-less drawknife too. These two combined, needed, cleaving work, Axe work, working with a Spokeshave, using a Pole Lathe and creating my own rivets to rivet the Yorkie handle on. All very useful skills and all a lot of fun to do. The instructors are wonderful people who have great passion for everything they teach and their enthusiasm spread to each and every one of us. They make you feel well looked after, well taught and I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys being in woods and working with wood, and to anyone who thinks they might like it, you will!


Had a brilliant time. Lovely surroundings, excellent teaching, nice group to share the experience with. I now feel confident to do simple things at home on my own despite being an absolute beginner.


Undertook this greenwood working course as part of Coppicewood's 6 month woodland management course. Both courses were excellent. The green woodwork course was taught by three skilled and passionate instructors who helped us to get grips with a variety of skills from pole lathing to axe work.

The 6 month woodland management course is a life changer. Check it out.


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