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Joinery for Furniture Making Evening Class in London

Joints cut by students on the Joinery for Furniture Making 8 week evening class at Tom Trimmins Woodwork London

About the Course

Join me in my professional workshop in London and learn how to cut some traditional woodworking joints, such as a halving joint, mortice and tenon and dovetail. This course is intended to give you an introduction to the tools, materials and skills of furniture making. If you've never picked up a chisel before-don't worry as everything will be explained as you progress! Ive been running my woodworking courses all year round for 7 years and they were highly commended by the Craft Skills Awards in 2013.

Some of the things you will make are just for practice such as cutting a beautiful dovetail, but others are mini-projects in their own right, such as a wooden trivet and a serving board. You will work with different woods such as white beech, oak, tulipwood and yellow pine. Its great to get a feel for the different ways that they react to the tools, and the different uses they can be put to. All the wood you will need is included in the price.

You will learn to use a mix of hand-tools such as different kinds of saws, chisels, planes and a selection of marking tools. I'll also introduce you to some machines and handheld powertools such as the table saw, planer/thicknesser, router and disc sander.

My class size is six people maximum so you can be sure of getting plenty of opportunity to ask me questions as you progress. The class runs 6.30-9.30pm every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks.

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?

Use of all tools, plus all the wood you will need. Quite often there are biscuits too!


Tom at Tom Trimmins Woodwork
Tom Trimmins @ Freightliners City Farm
Sheringham Road
N7 8PF
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8 evenings over 8 weeks

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In-person course
- - #14425

Tom is a fantastic teacher and he has an amazing gift of being able to make you feel comfortable and like you're making progress even when you're finding something really difficult. I loved the woodwork for beginners course and got so much out of it - knowledge about what different types of wood, how to use machines, and most importantly how to saw in a straight line. I highly recommend this course!

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- - #13661

I really enjoyed the course - Tom is passionate and extremely knowledgable and I loved the informal, relaxed environment, with only a small number of people in the class. Highly recommend!

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- - #11962

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- - #9892

The course was conducted as 3 hours per session over 8 weeks. Tom is very instructive and knowledgable, applying a hands-on approach to directing the correct techniques and tools for each week's project. The atmosphere is both friendly and relaxed with a maximum of 6 people per course. Tom's knowledge of the different types of wood, their applications, and how to shape, work and construct with them are straightforward and useful. Tom is also very approachable, with answers, guidance and practical demonstrations very forthcoming. There is a certain confidence that all techniques learnt from the course can easily be applied to one's own after-hours projects. I would happily recommend this course to any budding woodworker.

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