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Woodland Shelter Building


Duration: 3 Days

Price: £240

Contact: Judith at Small Woods Association

The Old Station
Station Road
Coalbrookdale, Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DR
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

This course will guide you through the processes of building a simple structure out of round wood from start to finish by creating two A frames and learning how to join them together.


You will learn:

How to line up your structure and get dimensions right
Basic tool use – Chisel, saw, axe, drill
How to use a log scribe
Bark peeling to strip the timber ready for use
Some basic timber joinery techniques
The whole process of building a structure from start to finish
This course is aimed at those who would like to put up structures in their woodland or other sites. This structure could be tailored for a variety of different uses such as; an outdoor kitchen, green woodworking shelter, forest school activities shelter, or just a lovely place to sit back with a cup of tea and observe the outdoors.

Your tutors will be Charles Soares and Ffion Jones. Both are highly skilled in the art of round wood timber framing and have had years of experience creating both functional and beautiful structures.

Please note; the structure you will build is similar to that in the picture above, however it will not be exactly the same.

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?

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided and participants are asked to bring their own food and appropriate foot wear and clothing. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.



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