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.
About Ben Law
Ben Law, woodsman, craftsman, eco-builder, teacher and writer, lives and works in Prickly Nut Wood in West Sussex. The building of his unique woodland home was featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs in the UK and was voted by viewers as the most popular episode ever. In addition to the coppicing of his own woodland, he runs courses on sustainable woodland management, roundwood timber framing and occasional tours of his woodland and home. He also trains apprentices and makes a range of craft produce. This is Ben's sixth book about woodland life and crafts.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading No ISBN 9781784943967 Author Ben Law Binding Paperback Extent 216pp, 214 x 198mm Illustrations Colour photographs and illustrations Ebook No
'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' — Ramblers.org.uk
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