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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

Required Tools

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.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.