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Wooden furniture making has wide appeal to both the artisan and practical woodworker. Learning the wood working skills to produce a piece of furniture that will adorn your home is something that will stay with you throughout life, giving you the opportunity to be surrounded by high quality and unique wooden pieces - or simply furniture that exactly suits your needs and tastes. Sometimes referred to as cabinetry or cabinet making, this type of woodwork requires a great degree of fine detailing - and craftsmanship! The courses on these pages range from traditional chair making workshops, to furniture making courses which will equip you with skills to base a career on.

£410
Devon - Next course on 1st September 2018
These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own chair from a green Ash log. The techniques include cleaving out and shaping the components, drying some of the components overnight in the wood-fired kiln, steam-bending some of the components to give them the correct form, cutting and drilling mortises and tenons, frame assembly, and finally weaving the seating material. There is a range...
£250
Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2018
Introduction to Greenwood Craft - a weekend course A 3 day course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools and making simple rustic furniture. Over the course, you will cover the following: Be introduced to basic woodland management and spend part of the first day in the woodland learning how to fell and coppice small trees for greenwood craft and consider different types of native timbers [wood] and...
£400
Suffolk - Next course on 8th August 2018
My Chair Making Course is held over five days and you'll learn all the skills needed to make your very own chair to take away at the end. You do not need any previous experience and all timber and tools will be provided. The chair you'll make is a simple spindle back frame chair with a woven seat in danish cord. Due to the methods used to dry the wooden components you will fashion joints...
£145
Dorset
MAKE, PAINT and UPHOLSTER Learn to upholster your very own footstool using modern techniques and materials. Learn how to paint the legs for your stool using the amazing Frenchic Furniture Paint to match or contrast with your fabric. All in a fun and friendly environment here in Wimborne, Dorset and all under the watchful eye of our Master Upholsterer. All you need to bring is a smile and 1 meter of fabric.
£685
West Sussex - Next course on 3rd September 2018
James Mursell, professional Windsor chair maker, runs these courses from his large and spacious workshop, on his farm in West Sussex. The course is 5 days long (Monday to Friday) and the days begin at 0830 and finish at 1800 (except Friday around 1600). All students can expect to take home a completed chair at the end of the course. The course is suitable for both complete woodworking novices and experienced woodworkers. Everyone will be...
£180
Devon - Next course on 15th September 2018
A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing. Maximum of 6 students. You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shaving horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be...
£70
Scottish Borders - Next course on 28th July 2018
One day stool making course - courses run throughout the year. This is a really great day to get stuck into green woodworking if its your first time. Or even to hone up on skills if you've had a shot before. You are taken through the process from a log, split out, make tenons and mortices shape a seat and sculpt the legs on a shaving horse. Assemble and sit !! The making of something...
£95
Leicestershire
This unique green woodworking stool making course is an opportunity to 'unplug & slow down' & take a step into the rural life of an old fashioned village carpenter. During this very 'hands on' experience you will learn many traditional carpentry skills & techniques using a selection of beautiful old hand tools. You will walk away with a beautiful solid oak stool with a high quality finish (good enough to sell!) and made to last....
£500
Cumbria
For the course dates please click on the link above. Five day woodworking course in Penrith, Cumbria. This is a continuation of my other five day woodwork course (tools and things) with the emphasis on timber; what are acceptable defects in timber, how do you write out a cutting list that means something to your supplier, what to look for when buying wood and what to avoid. You will ideally have done course 1 (tools...
£490
Cheshire - Next course on 17th January 2019
Do you appreciate wooden handcrafted furniture? Would you like to learn how to transform a piece of wood into a family heirloom? Set yourself apart from the ‘Flat-pack Jacks’. Develop your woodworking skills by using a range of tools to bring your skills to life by producing a fantastic piece of furniture that you can proudly say “I made that.” Whether you are a complete novice or an aspiring artisan, this course will equip you...