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Goldilocks and the Three Bears - The National Forest's One Oak Project with a Difference

Tuesday, 8th June 2010

Last year the project demonstrated the range of everyday products that could be made out of one oak tree by local craftsmen and women.  Visitors to the National Forest Wood Fair were invited to find 20 different items around the showground made from the single tree.

At this year’s Wood Fair you will be able to see – during the day itself - how timber from another oak tree is transformed to create a scene from Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

Early visitors to the show will be able to see the scene constructed from scratch as Ed and Jim Crane (from Timber Framing & Conservation) set to work on building the Bear’s timber frame cottage.  Timber Framing & Conservation is a Leicestershire firm that specialises in English oak timber framing and undertakes conservation projects, using traditional methods of construction.

Once the framework is in place, cladding and oak floorboards will be assembled and the Bears’ furniture added during the day; all made from the single oak tree.  The scene will finally be complete with the arrival of the Daddy, Mummy and Baby Bear, one of which will have been created by a chainsaw carver at the show.

Visitors will be able to talk to the expert craftspeople as they work and Goldilocks herself will be at hand to chat with the children.

So get the date in the diary – the weather won’t be too hot, nor too cold, but just right!