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Green Woodworking Pattern Book

300 woodland projects from spoons to stools

Ray Tabor



ISBN: 9781849947992

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Publication date: 13 October 2022

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A guide to green woodworking, with detailed patterns to create beautiful projects.

Discover hundreds of projects for working with unseasoned wood in this essential book. Ray Tabor, an unparalleled expert in green woodworking guides you through this old, traditional craft.

Whether you are new to the craft and are looking for a simple project like a spoon or a bowl or want something challenging, you will find it here. The 300 patterns for the home and garden range from wattle gates to lemon juicers, from chairs, benches and stools to baskets, whistles and door wedges.

Green woodworking involves the use of freshly felled timber (unseasoned wood), and embraces a number of traditional woodland crafts, including turning and carving. All patterns come with detailed dimensions in both metric and imperial. Each item has annotated black-and-white patterns, a brief description, historical information and details of the materials that should be used. Includes the simplest of woodland designs to more advanced, with something to suit every skill level.

Both a historical record and a sourcebook for those looking to use their green woodworking skills to make traditional items of beauty, this is the perfect book for anyone interested  in whittling, woodland crafts and woodworking. 



Ray Tabor worked for much of his life in a woodland nature reserve in Suffolk, buying and selling traditional products, and chaired the conservation activities of the largest Wildlife Trust in the UK. He led courses in woodland crafts and management and wrote regularly on crafts, tools and woodland conservation, including Green Woodworking Pattern Book for Batsford.