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Everyday Slöjd for the Garden

Course Overview

A summer in the garden can be enhanced with some creative woodworking. In this 2 day course we will create some of the common objects that get used in flower and vegetable gardens, making them ourselves using simple tools and re-purposed sticks, branches, or inexpensive split cedar.

Students will be encouraged to create a range of projects in this course: climbing trellises, support cages for plants like tomatoes or poppies, a toolbox to hold your garden gear. In addition, students can create planter boxes, or even wind-activated whirly gigs that can help to keep birds and animals out of a garden.

This is a woodworking class utilizing hand tools only. We will not only use some familiar tools (saw, brace and drill), but also less common tools like a froe, hatchet, and drawknife – rarities in most modern woodshops.

Low-tech, resourceful, and fun… these are great projects for developing a new skillset with quiet and portable hand tools.


Fri, May 25th, 2018  –  Sun, May 27th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2 1/4 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-7, Day 2: 9-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Registration Cost: $195.00
Includes materials fee of $25.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.