Bentwood Chair Making Workshop

A Fantastic Introduction to Rustic Woodcraft

Make something you will enjoy for years to come!

The Bentwood Chair Making Workshop is one of our most popular here at Rural Antics in Nottinghamshire – and for good reason!

Over two sociable days, your expert tutor, John Hollins will introduce you to the tools & techniques required for this traditional, beautiful woodcraft.

In a small group, you will learn how to hand-craft hazel, bending and cutting it to form a stunning garden seat – your very own Bentwood Chair!

All the materials are provided and the workshop includes a 2 course homemade lunch each day, served with local wine.

“We spent a great weekend… on the Bentwood Chair Making course…I discovered muscles I had long forgotten, but the satisfaction of taking home a beautiful chair – which everyone who has seen has admired – outweighed the pain!” – Susan Malleson

26th & 27th October 2019 – 1 Space left!

2nd & 3rd November 2019 – SOLD OUT

14th & 15th February  2020- spaces limited – CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

29th February & 1st March 2020- spaces limited –  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

Outline of the Bentwood Chair Making workshop

Day 1

10am | Welcome; introduction to tools & safety; selection of coppiced hazel for your chair; demonstration of bending coppiced hazel rods.

12pm | Two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine.

1pm | Begin creating arms and back of chair.

2.30pm | Tea and cake.

3pm | Continue with chair arms and back.

4pm | Finish for the day.

Day 2

10am | Review of progress; continue working on the chair back.

12pm | Two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine.

1pm | Add chair legs.

2.30pm | Tea and cake.

3pm | Cut and fix all coppiced hazel rods.

3.45pm | Relax in your new chair before heading home.

4pm | Home time!

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, the group size will be limited to 6  people.  If you need somewhere to stay whilst you attend the workshop, please click here for details of nearby overnight accommodation and suggestions of places to eat. For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393. For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here

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