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Make your own chair in Portugal


  • cerdeira village Lousã 3200-509 portugal (map)

A chance to make your own chair in the fabulous surroundings of Cerdeira Arts and Crafts Village in the mountains of the beautiful Coimbra district of Portugal.  Click here for further details.

Learn to make a free-form chair of your own design. We will use fresh-cut wood cut from the surrounding forest to form the seat, legs and back for a creative and unique chair.

In 6 days you will learn all the basic green woodworking techniques, including splitting wood by hand, shaving it to a fine finish, and jointing it. You will also learn to make your own shaving horse, a knowledge that allows you to continue to practice your art when you get home.  

"Free-form" refers to a style of green woodwork which uses non -straight pieces of wood. You will learn how to accurately drill holes for jointing these irregular components. This is a course for people wanting to make something totally unique and personal, which will inevitably express something of their own personality.

Peter Lanyon presents himself as a furniture designer maker, a green wood tutor and community project co-ordinator.  From 780 Euros including food, accommodation and cultural outings.

Earlier Event: March 12
Shave Horse Course