Green Woodworking Group at BPCG

What is green woodworking? We work freshly cut wood into functional and beautiful furniture and other wooden utensils using traditional hand tools, reviving past practices and looking forward to different ways of making and thinking about everyday objects. It’s all about:

  • an ecological approach to making and design, starting with the materials we have to hand
  • sustainable use of wood – locally sourced
  • understanding where wood comes from
  • learning about wood as both a plant and material
  • using our hands and eyes
  • learning through doing
  • connecting with nature
  • and much more!

What are we doing at BPCG?

So far we’ve been making spoons and gathering wood, tools and people. We’d now like to be a little more ambitious.

Join our stool/chair making group

We’ll be learning together and sharing skills and ideas, using Mike Abbot’s books and designs as guides, to make a stool and/or chair for BPCG use. Register online and come along if you’d like to contribute to this group and can make most if not all of these sessions – every other Sunday (except 22.10) until Christmas. This is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience. Be prepared for collaborative learning!

Sign up to one of the monthly spoon making sessions

Designed for beginners and serving also as an introduction to using essential tools. Come to one of these if you would like a basic introduction.

Or if you’d like to get in touch to discuss other ideas and activities, please email Paul at

Hope to see you soon!

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