Make a memory Chest for Couples



PLEASE NOTE: The price of this course is PER COUPLE so you only need to book 1 slot which covers 2 people. Join me in the workshop and work with your partner, friend or spouse to create a memory chest together. This course is aimed at couples either at the start of their journey together, part way though or already a lifetime in. Between you, you will work together to create a chest in which you can store photographs, gifts, letters that are important to you. This is a beginners woodworking course which you will learn to make a memory chest with dovetailed corners and a solid lid. Together you will learn the fundamentals of handtool woodworking using a basic set of hand tools and learn skills which you will hopfully take with you on your own journey as you build your own life together. You will be shown how to cut basic joinery components as well as learn tips and tricks of the trade to ensure your hand tool woodworking is accurate and effortless. The courses are run from our small workshop in the heart of Weardale in County Durham, a stunning remote part of the country with dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife in abundance. The workshop is nestled at the heart of a beautiful and calming nature reserve which is home to a wild array of flora and fauna. Our location provides an extra dimension of relaxation and escapism from the world where you can focus on the calming simplicity of hand tool woodworking.

What's included in the price?

All timber and fixings will be provided and you will have access to the full range of handtools needed to make your Memory chest, all you need to bring is a packed lunch.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


ANH Artisan has over 15 year experience making furniture. We passionately believe woodwork should be a key household skill again and want to give people the opportunity to learn key household woodworking skills that will last a lifetime.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Romantic
  • UK Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
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You will be using ANH Artisan’s tools during the course which will have been sharpened and prepared prior to your arrival. Unfortunately, you cannot use your own tools during the course as they may not be sharpened and set up safely and correctly for the day and we will not have time to prep additional kit. However if you have your own woodworking tools that you want to bring for advice on how to use them or set them up/sharpen then please do so, but they will be your responsibility to look after and ensure they are safely stored

The workshop is located within a former quarry which means some of the paths can be a little uneven underfoot. The workshop is accessed via a long ramp and we have accessible toilet facilites to the rear of the workshop. Our aim is to make our courses available to every woodworker, however please be aware the nature of the work we undertake duing the courses can be physically challenging, therefore if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility please get in touch and we can discuss how to accomodate your needs.


Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, BISHOP AUCKLAND, County Durham, DL13 2SG