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Furniture making course: Laminating and Veneering course (beginner) - 2 day course in Surrey


About the Course

In this introduction to laminating and veneering we cover the techniques, materials, equipment and skills involved in making a curved laminated panel covered in a finished decorative veneer.

This two day laminating and veneering course is ideal for beginners and those who would like to expand their woodworking knowledge and widen their furniture making capabilities, opening up a larger choice of decorative and exotic woods not currently available through solid wood furniture making.

To ensure individual attention, there are never more than five students.

You do not need to buy any tools or equipment as all hand tools and materials are provided.

By the end of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to achieve curved and organic designs that can be incorporated into your bespoke furniture making.

The main course topics covered are:
Plan and make a veneered and curved, laminated panel
Vacuum press principles, types of press and use of equipment
Adhesive, pigment and extenders used in laminating and veneering
Moulds and formers
Pressing and jointing veneers
Prepping difficult decorative veneer for pressing
Selecting veneer, book matching, slip matching
Prepping solid hardwood laminates
MDF-layered lamination

Course Duration: 2 days (weekend).

If you haven’t trained with us before and would like some guidance on whether this course is right for you please get in touch by emailing me via the contact form above .

Please see my website for up to date information on availability of spaces and to book your place.

If you would like to be notified when new course dates are available, you can do so via our Newsletter, sign up available on my website.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials included. You do not need to buy any tools or equipment, all hand tools are provided during the course.

During and following the course you will receive an extensive range of information to help you take your next steps in furniture making. For example, advice about buying and maintaining tools and details of suppliers. This will also include plans and a materials list for a project using the skills you have learned during your course to help you put your new knowledge into practice.

Access to exclusive discounts for premier tools and timber suppliers.

We provide tea and coffee throughout the course, but you will need to arrange your own lunch. I recommend that you bring a packed lunch each day. However, we are only a few minutes by car from Farnham town centre if you need anything.There is a microwave and fridge for preparing your own packed lunches.

The workshop is only a few minutes by car from the Farnham town centre and train station. There is a direct train connection to London.

If you want accommodation, there are many excellent hotels and B&Bs in the area. Please feel free to contact me if you require any assistance in finding local accommodation.


Aidan McEvoy at AM Fine Furniture Limited
The Workshop
Alton Road
GU10 5ER
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday

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2 days (9:00am to 5:00pm)

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An excellent course. Aidan manages to cover an broad range of veneering related topics, in significant depth, in a relatively short time. He is a patient and enthusiastic teacher.

In-person course
- - #8458

This two day course was a revelation. Aidan is a brilliant teacher with both the theory and practice, and endlessly patient with his practical support and willingness to answer all sorts of questions. I came away with an enthusiasm to put what I'd learned into effect, knowing that Aidan will be happy to respond to emergency cries for advice.

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