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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #30552

We had a great day on this this course. We went along one a complete novice and the other having some knowledge of working with wood. Both of us came away having learnt so much about a range of traditional tools, different wood types and various techniques used to create a bench. The real bonus is going home with a fantastic bench that will last us for a lifetime. Ian is very knowledgeable and a nice guy to spend a day with.

Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #30013

We had such a fantastic family day out together making our rustic oak (chestnut and ash) bench with Ian. I would thoroughly recommend it and our two teenagers loved it too. Great sense of achievement at the end of the day and all socially distanced, with lots of fresh air too - the perfect way to celebrate end of lockdown.


Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #29921

Really enjoyed this course, and the bench looks great in our garden. We would definitely recommend this course!

Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #29738

We had a wonderful time on Ian's green woodworking course making two stools. We have no previous woodworking experience but were keen to learn how to make something useful as a starting point. Ian was so enthusiastic and patient with our never-ending questions, and it was lovely to spend a day at his workshop isolated from technology. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone with an interest in woodworking, and we'll hopefully be back for another course in the future!


Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #28909

We made an amazing Oak bench with Ian! Ian is very patient and attentive, and helps you make the best bench.

Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #28571

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #28412

We had such a great day crafting our wooden stools with Ian. Me and my fiancee haven't done any woodwork before, though both of us have an interest in it. Ian was so patient, explaining and showing how to use the traditional tools.

Thank you for everything Ian. It was such a fulfilling day. We came home with 2 stools we are so proud of and happy memories of a great day spent working and chatting.

Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #28306

Brought this for me and my husband Sam who is a site carpenter by trade.
Ian was fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable.
We learnt a lot about using traditional techniques which Sam and I had never done before.
We would highly recommend this course and we came away with a beautiful bench for our garden! Thanks Ian!


Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #28075

What an enjoyable day! And such a sense of achievement at the end, having made, with Ian's expert and encouraging help, a presentable 3-legged stool! I've done a little bit of woodwork before (with more enthusiasm than skill) but nothing like this. From Ian, I learnt traditional techniques and tools which were new to me. I thoroughly recommend the whole experience.

Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #27932

What a wonderful day. We started with some logs and ended up with a mallets and 2 rustic bar stools. Amazing. Neither my wife or I had done anything like this. Ian is patient, accommodating, and such a good teacher.
We can highly recommend this course having left thinking what can we make next. A big thanks to Ian who is such an interesting guy.


Make your own green woodworking 'Shave Horse' from Oak & Ash

In-person course
- - #27799

An amazing experience. Ian’s attitude to rustic work in my opinion is second to none. The experience I had was certainly fulfilling. If you like carpentry you would most certainly not go wrong by going on a course with Ian. He has really good person skills. The time with him was not only enjoyable but educational as well. Thank You Ian.

Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #27635

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #27418

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #27021

A truly excellent day creating a mountain of wood shavings, whilst having a brew.

Ian is not only incredibly knowledgeable but also very patient.

The day flew by and to top it off I have an oak stool which is undoubtedly less wonky than anything I would have made without supervision.

Cracking fun I highly recommend it!


Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #26763

Fantastic course, would highly recommend. Ian is an amazing teacher and with no experience whatsoever, with his guidance, I crafted a beautiful stool. Superb day.

Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #26397

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #26215

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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

In-person course
- - #26208

Great day with Ian making a rustic bench. All things well explained and directed with lots of encouragement. I'd recommend this for anyone starting as a novice as I was.


Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #26095

Ian is an excellent teacher, his easy manner and knowledge of his craft makes this an enjoyable and rewarding day. Ian is very welcoming and guides you expertly through the process of making a rustic stool, so that at the end of the day you leave fulfilled and with a lovely piece of furniture. I heartily recommend this course.
Thank you Ian.

Gareth Jones

Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

In-person course
- - #26070

Ian is a very personable, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable teacher. He provides depth and history behind the skill and teaches some of the basic and more in depth skills to create your own home's furniture. I couldn't recommend this course enough whether you're a beginner or have reasonable experience working with tools, you're sure to learn something!

Sam