Frequently Asked Questions :

Q. Is the course suitable for a complete beginner ?

Yes . We start at the beginning . There is plenty to challenge the more seasoned ( ahem ) woodworker however . The course are often quite mixed ability.

Q. Where are the woods ?

The woods are located about 7 miles east of Lewes near the village of Laughton, in East Sussex. The directions to get there will be sent out via email when a course is booked.

Q . Can I get there by public transport ?

Not really, no . The nearest train is Lewes or Berwick and the nearest bus is to Ringmer . It is possible to be picked up from these locations if you make prior arrangements with us.

Q. Can I camp?

Yes! Tents or camper vans are welcome. There is plenty of space but only basic facilities . There is a compost loo and water only in containers. There is plenty of firewood and a pub within walking distance . At present there is no charge for camping .

Q. Does everyone finish their chair or stool?

Yes! Well, almost. Some people choose to make something a bit more complicated and need to return for a short time to finish . This is quite unusual and not something you need to worry about.

Q. Can I make a chair of my own design?

Yes. You will be guided to make a chair within your ability and steered away from a design you won’t be able to finish in the time, but there is scope for your own creativity .

Q. Can I get a refund if I can’t make the date?

No. You can change to a different date if you inform us at least four weeks before the course date . If we make a mistake with the booking, you can get a full refund.

Q. Can I bring my own wood/ tools?

Yes . Everything is provided, but if you wish to use your own wood or tools, so long as they’re suitable that’s fine.

Q. I’m physically impaired, Can I still do it ?

Within reason. There is a lot of physical work and most people find it hard work. A lot of the work can be done sitting down and we take frequent breaks . Please get in touch if you have specific needs .

Q. I have special dietary requirements, can you cater for me?

We provide lunches that are vegetarian and wholesome. We suggest bringing your own lunch/ snacks if you have special requirements .

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