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Table Making Course - Scottish Highlands


Duration: 3 Days

Price: £280

Run by: Aaron Sterritt
at Aaron Sterritt Woodwork

Aaron Sterritt Woodwork
Logie Steading
Dunphail
Forres
Moray
IV36 2QN

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About the Course

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. Come and create your own beautiful table from Scottish hardwood. This 3 day course encompasses both "Green Woodworking" techniques and contemporary furniture practices, which combined allow you to create a stunning table through enjoyable working methods. You will get to choose your own hardwood table top from our onsite showroom at "Logie Timber". There will be a selection of timber boards from which to choose your table top from. You can create either a centrepiece coffee table or a side table to sit pride of place in your home.

This course will be split between the woodland workshop and an inside workshop. We are able to choose and adapt depending on the weather conditions at this time of year.

Please note - cost of the hardwood table top is not included in the course price, this is bought from an onsite sawmill - Logie Timber and paid for on the day. See below for estimate cost.

First Day

Choosing your hardwood board.
Cleaving a log using metal wedges and a Froe (traditional hand tool).
Working the legs using a shave horse, drawknife.

Second Day

Cutting the tenons on our legs.
Drilling the mortices in the top.
Splitting out the frame and shaping.

Third Day

Assembling the frame.
Clamping and glueing up.
Sanding down.
Applying a coat of finish to protect and really bring out the beautiful grain.

Cost - £280 plus your size of hardwood top bought from Logie Timber's Showroom - Estimate between £50 - £250 depending on species, size and quality of the board. Max length available - 1.2m.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Course's start at 10am till 5pm on the first day and then 9am - 5pm thereafter. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided all day long but please BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. There is a variety of accommodation options nearby, including the stunning seaside village of Findhorn.



Want to review this course?

I can’t recommend this course highly enough. From start to finish it is well run and Aaron is calm and patient and demonstrates his enthusiasm for all things wood in his work and in his words. Working with green wood is one of the most satisfying things I have done. It’s relaxing almost meditative work and to end the course with a beautiful table is more than I could have hoped for. I think Aaron’s courses should be considered as an essential antidote to all the negativity pervading life today. I have enrolled on another already.

- - #22193

This was an excellent course and I was really pleased with Aaron's tuition and the finished table. The workshop is run in a superb woodland setting as well as indoor workshops for some of the technical aspects. It was a sociable and productive course and a very good introduction to green wood working.

- - #22181

I really enjoyed the course, and Aaron was a very good teacher. Had 3 great days and came home with a lovely coffe table at the end of it.

I stayed in ACE Adventures which was v nice too.

- - #17199

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Course Start Dates

Friday 6th September 2019

  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners

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