Professional furniture design and making course

Professional furniture design and making course


The daily schedule is designed to mix wood working theory with lots of practical experience and the opportunity for one-to-one tuition. The School prides itself on a friendly, supportive learning environment, where each student can learn at their own pace, secure in the knowledge that they are receiving the best technical and design education.

Students work at their individual benches, and as their confidence increases and knowledge grows, students start to learn from each other too.

One week of each term is set aside for furniture restoration work. Students are assisted to prepare and execute their own work plan under professional practice conditions.

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 course fee includes 30 weeks of full time tuition plus:
-the use of hand and machine tools
-all materials (within reason) that the school provides for course work
-entrance fees to museums and private houses

The Chippendale School is a well known part of the community and we have a range of approved accommodation which we can put you in touch with.


Anselm Fraser at The Chippendale International School of Furniture


The Chippendale International School of Furniture
Cockles Brae, Gifford
East Lothian
EH41 4JA
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Nick - - #1158

I found it excellent, very interesting and i liked the furniture i made. I am thinking of trying long bow making next.

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