Building a Bodgers Den in the Woodlands

By woodlandstv

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Traditional Craftsman Ben Chester builds a Bodger's Den and explains about the art of building with what's available in your woodland.

For more info on the work that Ben does, please visit www.benchester.co.uk

This bodger's den is located in Three Hagges Wood Meadow www.threehaggeswoodmeadow.org.uk

With thanks to the Forestry Commission, Bettys and Escrick Park Estate for the funding of the Bodgers’ Den.

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I’m in the process of building one of these for my Spoon Carving Workshop #WonkiSpoons

Woodlands Edge

April 29, 2018

My kind of house! Love the idea.


May 1, 2018

It probably has to be these days for insurance and safety purposes. Health and safety these days is extensive and a lot of people need it's guidance this day and age i feel.

Maroo stafford

February 11, 2019

So they used power tools and all thread.


February 13, 2019

OK, what type of wood did they use (other than "big chunky stuff")? where is the heat source for the winter? How many bodgers are going to work here? What else did they leave out…hmmm, hmmm.. Where's the water closet, didn't see one? How many square meters is the enclosed area? What a totally useless video.


February 18, 2019

We don't use Scaffold, threaded rods or chainsaw's! Wooden pegs, axe and pure sweat. Plus a BODGER comes from the traditional form of making only leg's for chairs! Half job man or " Bodged it and scarper"

Stu Hud

February 5, 2020