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ISBN: 9780954234560
Year Added to Catalog: 2013
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: B&W Images
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75
Number of Pages: 240
Book Publisher: Living Wood Books
Release Date: July 21, 2013
Web Product ID: 767

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Living Wood

From Buying a Woodland to Making a Chair, 4th Edition

by Mike Abbott

First published in 2002, Living Wood is both a practical manual and an inspirational guide, updating much of the information included in Mike’s best-selling book Green Woodwork.

Living Wood covers:

  • Becoming a green woodworker—Mike’s story, from playing in the woodlands to owning a share in a woodland in Herefordshire;
  • Buying, managing, and harvesting a woodland;
  • Developing woodland facilities, including tracks, steps, huts, a barn, a kitchen, and a compost toilet;
  • Setting up a woodland workshop—plans for a shelter and updated designs for a shaving horse, a pole lathe, and other green wood-working tools and devices;
  • Making ladder-back chairs, including cleaving, steam-bending, and techniques for ultra-tight joints without glue;
  • Seating chairs with bark and with cord;
  • A comprehensive list of suppliers, woodland organizations, and books.

Now in its fourth edition, Living Wood includes a selection of photographs of Mike’s latest workshop at Brookhouse Wood.

Green Wood (Preview) from Elliott Forge on Vimeo.

About the Author

Mike Abbott

In 1976, Mike discovered Herbert Edlin's inspiring book Woodland Crafts in Britain. From this he made his first pole-lathe and set about rediscovering the skills that had been all but lost.

In 1985 he set up Living Wood Training with the aim of teaching green wood skills and promoting their potential. In 1989 he wrote his first book Green Woodwork and a year later gathered together a small group of enthusiasts to found the Association of Pole-lathe Turners which grew from a band of six in 1990 to an association of over 500 members within ten years.

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