Whitleigh Community Project, Plymouth

Over the last couple of weeks we have been making a bench with the Whitleigh community. We used a lovely large piece of sweet chestnut which we managed to get our 7 uprights out of and a piece of sweet chestnut slab for the seat. They are back at the workshop now to dry and some of the members of the community will be joining us at the workshop in a couple of months to perfect the pieces. Here is the stage of the project.

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lulu allen
A fusion of green wood and fine furniture.

When I started my furniture making career as a student at Rycotewood College, I had the sole purpose of wanting to learn to make furniture to a high standard. The training was rigorous, and challenging at times, but slowly I learnt to mark out precisely, and cut accurately to a line. To hone my tools to a razor edge, and to work methodically and carefully to a successful conclusion. I was always however, glad to see the finished pieces leave the workshop.

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