Beginner Woodworking Full Day Course



Learn the delights and intrigue of woodworking at Hope Woodwork located in the Sunshine Coast of East Sussex, England. In this Beginner Woodworking course you will gain experience in how to use a variety of hand tools to cut and shape wood in order to produce several different woodworking joints that are commonly used in woodworking. These will include, but not limited to, bridle, half-lap, through tenon and T-dove tail joints. You will learn how to sharpen and strike a chisel, how to mark, plane and cut wood and how to make a variety of woodworking joints. The course is approximately 6 hours, plus 30 minutes for lunch, starting at 09:30 and finishing at 16:00 and you will be guided by one of our experienced supervisors through a structured programme. Hope Woodwork has a dedicated teaching area within a fully equipped woodworking warehouse in Eastbourne. Free parking is available. We have tea and coffee available and there are many food and accommodation facilities close by. The beach is a few minute’s drive away, with Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and South Downs National Park close to Eastbourne. All proceeds from this course go to supporting our charity’s mission in helping marginalized and vulnerable adults who are out of work improve towards a stable life and potential employment.

What's included in the price?

You will be tutored in a small group (maximum 4 people) with an experienced supervisor. No other tuition will be conducted at the same time. All tools and materials are provided, along with tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch, or there is a superstore close by, along with KFC and McD restaurants. The beach is also a few minutes' drive away and you may feel like a dip after the course! You will follow a structured programme, able to make a variety of woodworking joints, depending on your progress, and will be able to keep the woodworking joints you make. There is limited free parking available on site. Please avoid the Auction House and Easy Live Auction parking spaces.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Hope Woodwork Project

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Hope Woodwork was established in 2014 as a charity helping adults back to work through teaching from a basic to a more advanced level in woodworking and woodturning. We now offer these courses to the general public. The training courses have been developed by our supervisors who have extensive experience in woodworking, fine furniture making, joinery, carpentry and woodturning. Located in the Sunshine Coast of the UK, come and join our courses to learn woodworking and woodturning in a friendly atmosphere. No experience necessary.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Unit A, 7-9, Finmere Road, EASTBOURNE, East Sussex, BN22 8QG