Spend 5 days in a beautiful Sussex woodland, using locally grown hardwood to make yourself a beautiful finished product that you can cherish for life. Starting with a simple log, you chop, cut and whittle your way towards your own hand-made piece of furniture. The tools and techniques used are all traditional; handed down from craftsmen to craftsmen, with little changed over the generations. Using simple hand tools avoids the noise, dust and danger of modern carpentry techniques, and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of this small forest. In this small sanctuary, away from the noise and distraction of everyday living, you can enjoy the chatter of the birds and the whispering of the wind to the trees. The woods themselves are owned and maintained by woodsman, furniture maker and tutor Danny Harling, who for over twenty years has been caring for this land and teaching his craft. He endeavours to ensure that everyone who attends leaves with a piece of furniture t...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
I have been teaching and making chairs for over 25 years. I am a carpenter and furniture maker by trade and have owned and managed a woodland for the last 16 years. I really love helping people make things out of wood and I enjoy seeing the results of my teaching. I also really enjoy seeing people benefit from being out in the woods.
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