We offer inspirational (but relaxing!) Woodworking Courses here at Little Trewern.
These woodworking courses have been designed for beginners or ‘improving’ woodworkers.
However, because these courses have become so popular, I have developed a new website called:
which you can go to by clicking the hyper-link. Or continue reading here!
We now offer One-Day Woodworking Taster courses in Green Wood Working or Traditional Wood Working, as well as the popular Two Day and Four Day courses that have been running for the past 18 months.
You can read students’ reviews of these courses here.
Woodworking Courses at Little Trewern
One Day Taster Course – Green Wood Working
A chance to find out if Green Wood Working is for you! You will be able to explore our woodlands, harvest some green wood, and shape the green wood in our workshop. You will be able to make a small stool. More
One Day Taster Course – Traditional Wood Working
A chance to find out if Traditional Wood Working is for you! You will be able to have a go at measuring, sawing and planing timber, and cutting basic joints. You will be able to make a pair of sliding book ends. More
Two Day Introduction to Green Wood Working
Here you will learn learn how to identify hazel, oak, and ash in our woodlands, how to harvest coppice wood for furniture, how to split and shape green wood, and how to cut round tenon joints. You will be able to make a small green wood table or stool. More
Two Day Introduction to Traditional Woodworking
Here you will learn how to use the four key tools of the furniture maker, how to sharpen these tools, and how to mark and cut a mortice and tenon joint. You will be able to make a fold-up stool. More
Four Day Green Wood Working Course
As well as the content of the Two Day course, you will also learn how to measure moisture in wood, how timber is cut in a sawmill, how to stack and season oak and ash planks, and how to join seasoned timber. You will be able to make a chair or table from green wood and seasoned timber. More
Four Day Traditional Wood Working Course
As well as the content of the Two Day course, you will also learn how to obtain quality timber from different sources, how to select native grown timber for woodworking, how to design a small table, how to finish your furniture using different products, and how modern power tools can be used in furniture making. You will be able to make a small table. More
“Thank you Simon for a great weekend. The teaching was very informative, clear, and concise, with each individual’s ability and goals in mind. The course exceeded my expectations. I feel inspired!” Beginners’ Two Day Woodworking Course, March 2018.
“The learning environment was excellent, with the teaching style fun and relaxed. I will be back again, thanks!” Beginners’ Two Day Woodworking Course, March 2018. More
Simon is your woodworking tutor
“As an apprentice cabinet maker in the 1970’s I made fine furniture from Brazilian mahogany. It was only later that I asked whether this mahogany had been clear-felled from the rain-forests, and questioned what impact that had upon the indigenous peoples who lived there.
Indeed, seeking answers to those questions led me to become a woodworking anthropologist!
My woodworking inspiration has come from William Morris, socialist and founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement; from the indigenous peoples I have had the privilege to study, especially from the !Kung of southern Africa; from the “ woolly-hatters” at the Green Wood Trust who shared their knowledge and skills with me over three decades; and from the foresters and academics who have patiently knocked some sense into my head about the ecology of our native woodlands.” More
Here he talks about the value of woodworking in today’s virtual world!
Why not buy a partner or friend a Woodworking Voucher?
For further details of our woodworking courses, contact us at: littletrewernfarm@gmail