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Bench Making

Make a rustic greenwood bench in a day at the Footprint.

  • Booking essential

Make a rustic greenwood bench or simple stool using hand tools. You'll learn how to use axes, drawknives and hand augers to split and shape ash wood for the legs and drill your plank top before using oak wedges to assemble your bench. Your creation will be ready to take home and will look fantastic indoors or out.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Plus £35.00 materials£70.00

The basics

Booking details

Call Ro Thomas 07580042183 Contact garethandro@woodmatters.org.uk

Suitability

Adults only

Meeting point

The Footprint building St.Catherines Patterdale Road Windermere Cumbria LA23 1NH

What to bring and wear

Wear warm clothes and packed lunch. Refreshments will be on offer throughout the day.

Accessibility

The Footprint is fully accessible.

Contact info

Gareth and Ro Thomas

Upcoming events

Event

Spoon Carving 

Make your own spoon using traditional greenwood techniques.

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on
2 Jun to 18 Sep 2024
at
09:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

Start the Week with Craft 

Give yourself a warm and happy start to the week with some crafting in the beautiful Footprint Building.

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on
3 Jun to 15 Jul 2024
at
13:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

The Singing Bones 

Mark the summer solstice with firelight folktales and live music woven together to celebrate Cumbria’s heritage of rich biodiversity.

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on
21 Jun 2024
at
19:00 to 21:30
Event

Summer Solstice Wild Swim, Soundbath and Women's Circle Celebration 

Celebrate the summer solstice with a wild swim, sound bath and women's circle at the Footprint with At Nature's Pace.

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on
23 Jun 2024
at
19:00 to 20:00