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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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Posted in: Skills, Wood for Building ~ On: 15 February, 2016

16 comments so far

Ae Norist
August 1, 2017

I´m quite surprised that its all just bolted together instead of doing basic joinery, which would fit the bodger theme way better.

Woodlands Edge Forest School & Spoon Carving
April 29, 2018

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

Khamomil
May 1, 2018

My kind of house! Love the idea.

Maroo stafford
February 11, 2019

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.

Icanifiwant
February 13, 2019

So they used power tools and all thread.

bradley200711
February 18, 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.

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