Woodworking Course: Making Cleft Ash Gates

Learn how to make a wooden gate in this workshop.

2 x 7 hours Class size 2 to 4     label £205
Over the course of two days, you will learn woodworking skills and come away with a beautiful cleft ash gate. It's a really fun thing to do in Moray's surrounding areas to get your brain and hands working.
You will be using only traditional hand tools to make your wood art. No screws, nails or glue are involved! Your friendly and experienced teacher will be there to guide you along and have all sort of useful tips and tricks to share with you. Health and safety talks will be included, so you know how to handle everything with care.
Try wood carving, trimming and shaving, all to make a stunning wooden gate. It is a really great beginner woodworking project that will inspire you to keep working on this DIY craft at home.
We use cleft ash timber that is strong and durable, plus much more beautiful than anything a sawmill could make.
On both days, there will be a quick break for lunch and plenty of breaks, with tea and coffee provided. We recommend you arrive about thirty minutes before the class starts to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Build your very own garden gate in this woodworking class with friends for added fun! It's a really fun group activity and is perfect for stag parties or just an exciting weekend.
Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • We will provide all materials you need.
  • You will take home your handmade gate.
  • Tea and coffees are provided.
What to bring
  • Lunch for both days.
  • Warm clothes and waterproofs. We work outside and mostly under a shelter but we want you to come prepared for all weather.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.


2 Parkmore Distillery Cottages, Dufftown, Keith, Moray AB55 4DL, Scotland

Woodworking Course: Making Cleft Ash Gates location
Your teacher

Ged has been a Countryside ranger for Moray Council for 20 years. He studied forestry at Bangor University and not surprisingly he enjoys being outdoors with nature. Ged first got into green woodworking by renovating his house and garden. He built his own bespoke kitchen from wood and taught himself as he went. He enjoyed it so much he decided he'd like to teach others how to craft beautiful items from natural resources.
So what is greenwood? Ged takes freshly cut, unseasoned timber – the likes of which can end up on our winter open fires – and converts this timber into unique, functional products. To do this he uses traditional methods and tools, harking back to bye-gone days before highly mechanised machinery, for truly handcrafted and individual items.
He's a very calm and encouraging teacher and is interested in conservation, environmental issues, yoga and northern soul!

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