20 Feb 2010


Aberdeenshire based Lethenty Mill Furniture is to run a Spring series of free green woodworking taster sessions, offering people the chance to find out more about making items from wood using traditional techniques and hand tools.

"Many people are unsure what the term 'green woodworking' means, so these taster sessions will give them a chance to find out more about it," says Allan Fyfe, proprietor, Lethenty Mill Furniture. "To us, green woodworking is not only about using wood straight from the tree but also about using environmentally friendly, traditional methods to work with it."

The taster sessions will run on various dates throughout the Spring, subject to demand. The sessions will introduce participants to some of the equipment and techniques covered in Lethenty Mill Furniture's five-day green woodworking course, such as pole lathes, shaving horses, treadle lathes, woodturning and spoon carving.

"There is a growing interest in green woodworking," says Allan Fyfe. "This is due to increasing environmental awareness and recent high-profile media coverage of green woodworking techniques, by the likes of Monty Don."

To find out more about the free green woodworking sessions at Lethenty Mill Furniture, email Allan Fyfe on info@lethenty-mill.com or telephone (01467) 622489.

Lethenty Mill Furniture has supplied the North East and beyond with traditional, quality furniture for over 30 years. The company runs woodworking evening classes three times a week and has also developed a range of home learning projects, which can be accessed via its website at www.lethenty-mill.com.