Green woodworking at its best
What is green woodworking?
According to Wikipedia, green woodworking is “carpentry that works unseasoned or ‘green’ timber into finished items” but to me green woodworking is much more than that. Green woodworking is the collective name for a wide range of traditional crafts that work in harmony with the wood using its innate flexibility and strength. These properties allow artisans to create bespoke furniture, utensils, bowls, and other household items with the minimum use of power tools. Unseasoned wood is easily worked using a range of sharp edged tools. Working with wood before it has dried is much gentler on the tooling and requires less physical effort. It is simpler to remove the bulk of the material at this stage and then carry out final shaping and finishing once the wood is drier.