"Bodging" is a tradition of woodworking whereby makers go into the forest with their tools to make objects and furniture directly from the unseasoned wood of the trees.
In September, the Furniture Workshop's staff, students, and an alum all went to ANU's Kioloa Costal Campus for three days to work directly from the source. Participants visited a forestry operation, chopped down selected trees and branches, and used traditional methods of green-woodworking to hand-make various forms of seating. The project challenge was to make one's self a place to sit to enjoy the evening campfire, and was a great success. The project will continue as an annual retreat for the Furniture Workshop.