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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.
Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work
Platinum AWARD
(71)
Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work
Leicestershire
£95
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. Oak is used most of the time but sometimes there will be elm and ash...
Box making weekend in Cumbria
Platinum AWARD
(63)
Box making weekend in Cumbria
Cumbria - Next course on 14th September 2019
£275
All dates for 2019 are now full. Please see top right for the 2020 dates. 2 day box making courses held on weekends throughout the year in beautiful Cumbria. Make your own handmade wooden box. The courses are fun and relaxed, yet will give you the skills & confidence to make stunning boxes on your own. The courses are run from a fully equipped cabinet making workshop. All tools and safety equipment are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. Ear defenders and dust...
Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
Platinum AWARD
(128)
Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
Devon - Next course on 12th September 2019
£180
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 through-wedged-tenons. Use of contrasting timbers, and sculpted free-form table tops or seats are all available...
French polishing & wood care - beginners course
Platinum AWARD
(35)
French polishing & wood care - beginners course
Gloucestershire
£175
This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands on day leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture. Each student will work on a small or medium piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the one day course and the medium/larger piece being for the two day course. The course...
Green wood chair making in Suffolk
Gold AWARD
(19)
Green wood chair making in Suffolk
Suffolk - Next course on 16th September 2019
£400
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 that require no glue or wedges. Such is the magic of green woodworking! ​ You'll...
Highland stool making course - Scottish Highlands
Gold AWARD
(19)
Highland stool making course - Scottish Highlands
Moray - Next course on 9th November 2019
£180
2020 Dates coming soon!!!!! Visit my website and subscribe to my newsletter to hear about course dates first. Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior...
Make a chair
Platinum AWARD
(23)
Make a chair
Greater London
£400
London’s only dedicated greenwood chair-making course…. Run over 10 weekday evenings, it’s a commitment, but at the end you’ll have made your own simple Windsor-style chair. You’ll learn how to fashion fresh timber, straight from the log, into the chair’s main components – the legs, stretchers and spindles – using axe, drawknife and spokeshave. For the more adventurous, or for those who’ve taken part in my introductory courses, you can try your hand at turning these parts on a traditional foot-powered lathe. You’ll then make your seat, using traditional ‘bottoming’...
Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon
Platinum AWARD
(35)
Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon
Devon - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£450
Green wood chair making course - 6 days. Starting with an unseasoned log you will learn how to create a beautiful and unique chair which will last for generations. This is one of the most satisfying green wood projects and the course is suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. The "post and rung" construction uses the natural properties of green wood to produce incredibly strong, glue-free joints. During the course you will learn to split wood accurately, and shape it using draw knife and spoke shaves. Using the...
Woodcarving for Beginners - two day course in Norfolk
Gold AWARD
(29)
Woodcarving for Beginners - two day course in Norfolk
Norfolk - Next course on 28th September 2019
£195
Join experienced tutor and woodworker Gerald Adams for a two day introduction to wood carving. The course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques involved in woodcarving, to boost their confidence and enthusiasm to take on new projects. We also aim to have fun. Students should gain a good understanding of the fundamentals of woodcarving techniques and practices, Gerald aims to encourage and direct individuals to use their talents effectively. You can expect to complete a piece of work in the time available. Techniques and Materials...
Four day intensive beginners woodwork course
Platinum AWARD
(41)
Four day intensive beginners woodwork course
Cheshire - Next course on 23rd January 2020
£480
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 with a solid foundation in basic furniture manufacture. You will: •Learn about different types of...

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