Wonder Makers: Know Your Woods

Wonder Makers: Know Your Woods

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In these 3-hour workshops, you will get an interactive introduction into the world of wood, one of the most versatile materials on the planet, from how it grows to how best to use it.

Learning from our talented design and making team, you will gain skills and knowledge which will provide a sound basis for woodworking projects, for example:

  • An insight into the trees where your wood comes from, how they grow and what they are used for

  • The composition and structure of different types of wood

  • Knowledge of different cuts of wood, such as crown cut and quarter cut

  • The importance of the direction of the grain and the tension of the wood in carpentry

  • The importance of checking moisture levels when buying wood

  • How to use a planer to cut wood to your desired thickness, and create perfectly parallel surfaces.

Workshops will take place in our sustainable design workshop under the Trellick Tower, and will be guided by zero-waste and circular economy principles.

The workshops are open to anyone over the age of 14, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Organic tea and biscuits will be provided.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear…it might get messy!

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