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Rustic Chair Making

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: 18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


Learn how to make a unique Rustic Chair out of hazel rods, with a woven bark seat. You will create your own design and learn some green woodworking techniques to create a beautiful Chair that you can take home at the end of the weekend.

You will learn;

  • The use of green woodworking tools
  • How to construct a chair out of hazel rods
  • Creating mortice and tenon joints
  • How to create a woven seat and different weaving patterns

Your tutor will be Tom Dillon. Tom has been a green woodworker for over ten years, starting out as Mike Abbott’s chairmaking assistant in 2011. Since then he has been involved in woodland management and round wood timber framing projects and has worked teaching green wood crafts for a Special Education College for young adults.

Covid-19 and Courses


The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:


Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.