Introduction to furniture making - Five-day table making course - Edinburgh

Ash Side Table with mortice and tenon joinery


Make your own beautiful hardwood side table with hand cut joinery to take home and cherish.

This five day course offers the hand tool skills needed to build confidence and understanding to work with timber, with a small class size for individual attention and sharing amongst the group. It covers the foundational knowledge and precision approach that underpins the craft of furniture making, skills that can be applied to your future workshop projects.

The start dates are bookable in the calendar and the course will run for five consecutive days.

“I enjoyed the technical insight and hands on practice. The discipline and accuracy needed: I had no idea!
This course is a hidden gem. It’s demanding and fantastically instructional. I’m delighted to have attended and heartily recommend it to anyone with a woodworking itch to scratch.”
— Jonathan W

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?

This hand cut mortise and tenon table making course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refresh themselves with the fundamentals for working in wood, to produce accurate and consistent results in the workshop.

You will receive a kit of parts from which to fabricate the table, we will cover:

· how to source and select quality tools for your tool box

· sharpening and the maintenance of hand planes, paring chisels and cutting edges

· the considerations of grain direction and aesthetics in selecting components from dimensioned stock

· the process of accurately marking out joinery

· cutting and fitting both stopped and through mortice & tenons

· edge joining boards

· sanding, detailing and pre-finishing prior to glue up

· gluing up and clamping techniques

· clean up and final assembly

All tools and materials are provided. If you have your own hand tools you wish to work with, please bring them along.
Feel free to bring your lunch, alternatively there are good cafes and shops nearby for take away food. Tea and coffee is provided throughout each day.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.


Isabelle Moore at Isabelle Moore Design

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Unit 5, Albion Business Centre
78 Albion Road

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


5 days (9:30am to 5:00pm)

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