Woodland Craft - Ben Law
Let Ben Law be your guide as he celebrate the amazing range of craft products that can be made from materials sourced directly from the woods. A beautiful reference guide and base of knowledge
Including brooms, rakes, pegs, spoons, chairs, baskets, fencing, yurts and even a caravan, everything in Woodland Craft is hewn from freshly cut green wood, shaped by hand and infused with a simple, rustic beauty.
Detailed instruction and advice on the process of their creation from Ben give you a real understanding and appreciation for the woodland craft, and make the book an insightful reference even before you pursue the projects yourself. Further understanding comes from information on the history, language and traditions of the crafts, coppice management and tree species, teaching about all aspects of a low-impact woodland way of life.
‘This is a book to get for Christmas, and to treasure (and be challenged by), for years to come.’
‘Beautiful illustrations, photography and authoritative instruction make this a delightful book from cover to cover.’
‘…beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photography and sketches to provide detailed step-by-step instructions for all the projects.’
- 20.3 x 2.5 x 26 cm
- 216 pages
ABOUT THE AUTHORBen Law has always had a passion for healthy, biodiverse farms and woodlands. He previously worked on a smallholding; growing fruit and vegetables and looking after livestock. Ben’s appearance on Channel 4′s Grand Designs is the most watched in the series’ history, is the host’s and public’s favourite episode. Ben has also appeared on the BBC’s Countryfile and The Green Team.
A founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council, he has lived and worked at Prickly Nut Woods in West Sussex, UK, since 1991; training apprentices and running courses on sustainable woodland management, eco-building and permaculture design. He runs a specialist eco-building company, The Roundwood Timber Framing Company Limited.