Furniture making



This short but intense course is limited to two students at a time and takes place in my home-based workshop. It runs for six consecutive weeks, starting on a Monday and is part-time, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The course is set for the individual whether they be a total beginner or more advanced and will be totally focused on hand skills. If you are new to woodwork I will show you how to use hand tools, starting with planning a piece of wood straight and square and then moving on to cutting joints, such as mortise and tenons, lap joints, having joints and even dovetail joints, most if not all of the joints needed to start making fine furniture. Once these have been mastered we will move on to a small project, such as the box in the student work photo.

I also run a course for those who want to learn how to make use of machinery. This will start off in the same way as the hand made course, with the cutting of joints by hand, but when we come to the project, we will use machinery as well as hand tools. I will give instruction and oversee the use of the machines, this course costs £3,000

For those who already have the above skills, I can offer shorter one to one course in more advanced levels of skill, such as veneering and laminating, once these skills are mastered we can then take on a project that will use these new skills.

Tools and tea are provided.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The price also covers the cost of small amounts of wood, sandpapers and glue.
The student should also budget up to £300 for the project materials.

Tea and tools are provided.


Adrian Parfitt at ASP cabinet maker

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29 Brook Street
CB23 4HX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


6 weeks (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

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Response from ASP cabinet maker:

Thank you Matthew for such a nice review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your course and that you leant so much, I hope that you come back sometime soon to further your skills.

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