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Make a Chestnut Garden Gate - one day course

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Make a Chestnut Gate Hurdle at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Spend a satisfying day developing your woodworking skills crafting a rustic garden gate from sweet chestnut. First you will cleft and peel the wood, then shave the rails and staves with a draw knife. Then you will mortise the staves by hand and carve tenons, before fitting it all together, clenching over the nails in the traditional way. The finished hurdle will be approximately three feet wide so please ensure you have a way of getting it home where it will take pride of place in your garden.

This course takes place outside so please dress for the weather.

Tutor: Mike Davies

Accessibility
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Contact

Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN
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Price:

£80

Duration:

One day (10-5)


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #24394

The chestnut gate making course on Sunday was very good. Please could you pass on my thanks to Mike for his excellent tuition - it was a very enjoyable day!

In-person course
- - #24393

We attended the course on Sunday and had a great day, it was perfect and we are so proud of the gates that we made. Mike was so patient and supportive, the lunch was great and you even arranged for just the right weather!

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- - #23808

New skills/tools and a stunning setting.

In-person course
- - #23807

Learnt new interesting skills. Food was tasty!

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