Accompany woodsman Ben Law as he celebrates the amazing diversity of craft products made from materials sourced directly from the woods. Including brooms, rakes, pegs, spoons, chairs, baskets, fencing, yurts and even a caravan, the items are hewn from freshly cut green wood, shaped by hand and infused with a simple, rustic beauty. Detailed instructions and advice are given for each craft, along with essential knowledge about tools and devices. With fascinating information on the history, language and traditions of the crafts, coppice management and tree species, this book teaches about all aspects of the low-impact woodland way of life.
- Includes crafts for the farm and garden, wood fuel, building and domestic use.
- Handy directory of tree species to use for identification and an overview of their characteristics and uses.
- Directory of woodland tools and devisces, traditional and new.
- Caters for all levels of ability: from simple woven panels to making a yurt.
Reviews for Woodland Craft
This comprehensive, practical and readable guide from woodsman Ben Law… manages to convey the author’s considerable passion and expertise in many areas of woodcraft, without veering into dry, overly technical description