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Greenwood Crafts - A Comprehensive Guide

By Edward Mills , Rebecca Oaks

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ISBN: 9781847974204
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 15/11/2012
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 380 colour photographs

Britain has a long and rich tradition of woodcrafts and what, since about the 1970s, have been called the 'greenwood crafts'. Greenwood crafts use wood that contains sap and is easy to work with simple hand tools to produce beautiful and useful products.


  • Discusses all you need to know to get started, including tools, workshops, sourcing wood, making some of your own devices and the characteristics of the various woods
  • Covers a wide variety of turned and carved items for the house and garden, including kitchen treen and sports equipment
  • Examines a wide range of greenwood chairs, describes how they are made and highlights the talent and creativity of a number of expert craftspeople in the field
  • Examines a number of basket-making techniques involving a range of raw materials, form willow to oak via hazel and other hedgerow plants
  • Considers a range of items for garden and agricultural use such as rustic furniture, wood store, shakes, shelters, fences and basic timber framing
  • Explores the future of greenwood working, takes a look at some of the new ideas emerging from the sector and includes handy hints on running a greenwood business

Foreword by Mike Abbott

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Latest Reviews
" The book examines a comprehensive range of greenwood work. It would be useful for the woodsman, craft worker, artist or woodland owner and has full colour images and clear instructions, together with valuable advice on running a greenwood business, a helpful glossary and information on tools and courses. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Landsman

" If you didn't get a copy for Christmas, I suggest you put it on the list for your birthday. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Woodland Heritage

" This comprehensive, yet accessible guide to how to make items from green wood, just cut in the woods, will get beginners going but also provide useful advice to anyopne thinking of selling greenwood items and setting up a small business. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Smallwoods

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