Celebrate the splendor of wood with these wood-crafting projects. From simple woven panels to making a functional yurt, Woodland Craft features an array of easy-to-follow projects that include crafts for the farm, garden, wood fuel, building and domestic use. In fact, there’s something here to satisfy all your project desires! Green wood – wood that has been recently cut and is therefore still moisture-rich – is the predominant material used in the projects featured in this essential guide for craftsman of all levels.
Be inspired to work with one of nature’s most beautiful and classic materials. Wood can offer you the look and feel, and even scent, that no other natural material can provide. With Woodland Craft you’ll learn all you need to know about tools and devices, both old and new. You’ll browse through the handy directory of tree species and identify the best uses for each. You’ll appreciate and admire the massive display of illustrations and photographs throughout—nearly 700 combined! And you’ll gain the insight you need to make practically anything out of this clean, crisp, beautiful element.
Ben Law, woodsman, craftsman, eco-builder, teacher and writer, lives and works in Prickly Nut Wood in West Sussex, UK. The building of his unique woodland home was featured on Grand Designs in the UK and was voted by viewers as the most popular episode ever. Ben runs courses on sustainable woodland management and permaculture, runs a specialist eco-building company and trains apprentices. Ben Law is the author of several books, including The Woodland House (Permanent Publications, 2005). The Woodland Year (Permanent Publications, 2008), and Woodsman: Living in a Wood in the 21st Century (HarperCollins, 2013). www.ben-law.co.uk.