Furniture making

"W" table in Bird's eye Maple,Maple & Walnut. Created by Adrian Parfitt


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 - 5:00pm 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 be mastered we will move on to a small project, such as the box in the student work photo.

For those who already have the above skills I can offer one to one shorter course in more advance level's of skills, 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 for up to £100 for the project materials.

Tea and tools are provided.


Adrian Parfitt at ASP cabinet maker


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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