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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.

Course Details

Length: 2 1/4 days