to construct a cart lodge frame and clasp purlin roof with trees in the
Dates: 16-20th April 2018
with non standard locally sourced timbers
involved in the construction of a vernacular style cart lodge frame
a small group to build a roof frame
how to cleave coppice woodland material into battens and shingles
traditional greenwood and carpentry hand tools
a wide range of skills that you will find transfer well into your own
Venue: Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall,
Mid Suffolk, IP14 2LY
Oak Carpentry and the Orchard
"A good pace of tuition, with a chance to
on and understand all parts of the construction process; from the
preparation, measuring, marking and cutting.
A rich and
enjoyable learning experience due to the depth of knowledge and
accessibility of the tutors.
that inexperience should be no barrier to endeavour.
with a new skill set that I feel confident will enable me to
commence in my desire to construct a roundwood log-store in my garden
the future, who knows what else....
for me most importantly, a chance to step out of day-to-day
routine, reconnect with nature and the environment and refocus on one's
well being in delightful surroundings."
course has given an excellent
insight into what is involved in building a round-wood framed
structure.This in-depth course took us from tree selection and felling
in a woodland setting, right the way through to marking out and
jointing the rounded timber roof rafters. I undertook this 5 day course
under the excellent guidance of Rick Lewis, a highly experienced
professional in the sector with an huge wealth of knowledge and
course not only equips you with experience to carry out your own
projects, however it informs you with the acute historical reasoning to
how carpentry of this manner began, how it sits with us on a
psychological level and relevance in today's housing climate. The
course leaves you feeling nourished by the intellectual, personal and
paced approach to practical learning.
shy away from admitting elements of complexity in such an undertaking,
however again, due to the structure and deliverance of the tutorship,
it was 5 excellent days I shall treasure and reap the benefits from
Owner Anthony Gibson 14.5.2018