Shropshire Council

Make a chestnut garden gate

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  • Price: £80
  • Topics: Wood and willow

Spend a satisfying day developing your woodworking skills crafting a rustic garden gate from sweet chestnut. First you'll cleft and peel the wood, then shave the rails and staves with a draw knife. Then you'll mortise the staves by hand and carve tenons, before fitting it all together, clenching over the nails in the traditional way.

The finished hurdle will be approximately three feet wide so please ensure you have a way of getting it home where it will take pride of place in your garden!

Course tutor:  Mike Davies

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