Everyday Slöjd for the Garden
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.
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 packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.