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Green Oak Building

13 - 14 May 2017

Gain the knowledge and confidence to construct a simple green oak structure at home.


Weekend course £347 - includes materials, provision of tools,  also homemade lunches, homebaked cakes, sunday devon cream tea, teas, coffees.


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Image of students building with green oak - Green wood course

What You Will Learn On Your Course

What you'll discover

How to...

  • Mark out fresh sawn timber
  • Set out
  • Mark and cut mortise and tenons
  • Stop chamfer
  • Saw accurately to line
  • Drawbore
  • Reference/mark
  • Use a draw knife
  • Make oak pegs
  • Sharpen edge tools
  • Shape and cut 'crucks' (curved timbers)

Dates & Locations

  • Saturday 17th March, 2018 - Raming Yard and Barn

Simon - Course Tutor

Simon Osborne is a highly skilled craftsman having worked with wood for over 35 years. He started as a young apprentice coffin maker in mid Wales and moved to North Devon in 1978 where he built up his own building/renovation business working with reclaimed timber.


Over the years he has developed a vast experience and understanding of all aspects of building. His love of traditional techniques has grown and Simon now takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and expertise, teaching green wood courses and inspiring others to work with this beautiful, natural and sustainable material.