Training course in upcycling with pallets for beginners in Somerset: two days



The course will cover the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet and turning it into something new, using upcycling skills and reclaimed timber. This course is for anyone who wishes to learn how to turn pallets into something useful. Courses are run every month throughout the year (except August) just ask for the updated list. Day one: During the day we will cover:- • Pallet sourcing. • Taking apart a pallet. • Designing your project. • Marking out. • Using hand tools safely. • Using power tools safely. You will then be supported to put it all into practice and de-construct a full-size pallet and then build a project, which you can then take home with you at the end of the day. Day two: The day will be focused on how you create finishes with recycled wood projects and how you integrate other materials or lights. During the day you will learn about the following: Learn how to add lights to your design and then integrating them into your design. Using colours and decorative finishes e.g staining wood, ageing wood, different types of paint effects on wood, distressing wood and using heat to distress wood. Again you will then be supported to put it all into practice and build another project, which you can also then take home with you at the end of the day --------------------------- One day option also available, please see my other listings The course schedule and the topics to be addressed are merely illustrative and subject to modification depending on the participants' skill levels and the priority of subjects that participants wish to delve into on any given day.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included in the day, but old clothes, work boots and work gloves are recommended. All courses are run indoors in the dry with heating. There is also free tea and coffee throughout the day. Please get in touch to book a place.


2 days

Cancellation policy

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


Scott has been upcycling furniture for many years, but it was only after family and friends asked how they could make the inventive pieces in his home that Scott first started sharing his skills. Over 7 years later Scott continues to host a number of Black Paw upcycling experiences in his workshop, helping people to create their own pieces of upcycled furniture and learn the skills needed to upcycle at home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Weekends
  • Pet lovers
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for all abilities
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the BlackPaw work shop, Evercreech, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6EH