Professionals and Amateurs Together

We Teach, We Make, We Serve

John Skewes - Subgroup Leader

Delve into the World of Green Woodworking

The Green Woodworking subgroup at the GNHW is a vibrant community dedicated to the art of using freshly cut, unseasoned wood. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or just starting your exploration, we welcome you to join us in this unique and rewarding practice.

What We Offer:

  • Learning and Growth: We provide a supportive space to learn about green woodworking through demonstrations, shop days, carving events, and guest speaker sessions.
  • Mentorship and Collaboration: Experienced members are happy to share their knowledge and guide newcomers. This fosters a collaborative environment where everyone can learn and grow together.
  • Friendship and Community: Green woodworking is more than just a skill; it’s a shared passion. We connect with fellow enthusiasts, build friendships, and celebrate the joy of working with wood.

Green Woodworking: A World of Possibilities

Green woodworking encompasses a vast array of techniques and projects. From crafting traditional Appalachian and Windsor chairs to carving spoons, shaping baskets, and creating beautiful bowls, the possibilities are endless.

Embrace the Process

Green woodworking is a journey of discovery and hands-on experience. It’s about slowing down, appreciating the natural properties of wood, and shaping objects using traditional hand tools. This approach fosters reflection, improvisation, and a deep connection to the craft.

Join Us!

We invite you to get your hands dirty, try new things, and share your knowledge with our welcoming group. While we don’t offer formal classes, we focus on creating opportunities for learning through demonstrations, collaborative projects, and guest presentations.

Explore Your Interests:

Our subgroup delves into various aspects of green woodworking, including:

  • Harvesting and Processing Greenwood
  • Chairmaking (Windsor’s, Ladderbacks, Art Chairs)
  • Housewares (Spoons, Plates, Cups, Bowls, Baskets, Brooms)
  • Spoon Carving
  • Seating
  • Shave Horses
  • Riven Lumber
  • Greenwood Turning & Pole Lathes
  • Wood Bending
  • Tool Sharpening
  • Tool Fabrication & Modification
  • Understanding Wood

We look forward to welcoming you to the Green Woodworking subgroup!

Photos from our First Meeting