Wood reclamation workshop



Inspiring one-day course, participants will embark on a journey to discover the hidden potential of reclaimed wood. Reclaiming wood is a sustainable and creative approach to woodworking that involves repurposing discarded or salvaged materials. This course is designed to introduce participants to the art of working with reclaimed wood, exploring its unique characteristics, and unlocking its natural beauty. Through hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to transform reclaimed wood into stunning and environmentally conscious projects. If you have any questions about the course or would like to enquire about additional course dates, please feel free to contact me through the "message the tutor" button on this page.

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Course Outline: Introduction to Reclaiming Wood. Understanding the concept of reclaiming wood and its environmental benefits. Exploring the aesthetic appeal and uniqueness of reclaimed materials. Discussion on the challenges and considerations when working with reclaimed wood. Sourcing and Selecting. Reclaimed Wood. Guidance on finding and evaluating sources of reclaimed wood. Tips for identifying quality reclaimed materials and assessing their suitability for different projects. Discussion on the importance of ethical sourcing and supporting local suppliers. Preparing Reclaimed Wood for Use Techniques for cleaning, de-nailing, and removing old finishes from reclaimed wood. Demonstrations of tools and methods for preparing reclaimed wood for woodworking projects. Discussion on safety precautions and best practices when working with reclaimed materials. Joinery and Design Considerations. Overview of joinery techniques suitable for reclaimed wood projects. Guidance on designing projects that complement the unique characteristics of reclaimed materials. Demonstrations and practice exercises on creating strong and visually appealing joints with reclaimed wood. Finishing and Preservation Techniques. Exploring finishing options that enhance the natural beauty of reclaimed wood. Demonstrations of environmentally friendly finishes and preservation methods. Discussion on maintaining the longevity and durability of reclaimed wood projects. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a deep appreciation for the beauty and versatility of reclaimed wood. They will possess the skills and knowledge to confidently work with reclaimed materials, creating unique and sustainable woodworking projects. This course provides a foundation for individuals interested in exploring the world of reclaimed wood and serves as an inspiration to incorporate eco-friendly practices into their woodworking endeavours.


1 day

Cancellation policy

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



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Stag dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Residential
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
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Glebe Farm, Astbury, CONGLETON, Cheshire east, CW12 4RQ