Woodwork Workshop for Beginners

Large garden planter 100 x 50 cm


Come and learn the basics of woodwork to give you a new life skill. It's fun and not as difficult as you might think. Aimed at ladies who have no experience but chaps are welcome too.
You can make a wooden planter for your garden, a raised bed, a garden gate, a window box for your home or a spice rack for your kitchen, to take home with you.

You will learn how to use basic hand tools including saws, staplers, drills and battery driven screwdrivers. Tuition will include how to plan and measure, how to cut, join, glue and sand down, use workbenches and clamps to make life easier.

You are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish but everything will be provided for you. The day is limited to just 4 people to ensure you have individual attention and help with your project.

The workshop is a light airy space with glorious views over the surrounding countryside.

I have been doing woodwork projects all my life and I run upholstery classes every week so I am used to teaching and giving people the confidence to tackle projects on their own.

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?

Full tuition for the day, refreshments mid-morning and afternoon. Lunch is not included but there is an excellent cafe 5 mins away in a perfect river-side setting with good home-made food. Or you are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the workshop or outside with a glorious view.

There will be a small additional charge for the wood you use for your project, which you can pay on the day and will be £10 - £20 depending on your project.


Sue Marsden at Tuffett



Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Paul Blaikley - - #34330

Good preparatory instructions and notes. Friendly instruction.
Entrance to location needs to be identified by sign on road.

Response from Tuffett:

Thank you for your review Paul. You did a great job with your indoor planter and picked up the new skills very well.
Good point about the signage and I will make sure this is in place for future workshops.
Kind regards, Sue

In-person course
Naomi Mackenzie - - #34296

This one day course was excellent for a beginner. We were given basic information around techniques such as how to use a saw, sandpaper and power drill and screwdriver. There was a project to complete using these skills which took most of the day.
Advice and help were on hand not only from the organiser, Sue, but also from 2 previous attendees who were now very proficient themselves.
All materials were supplied and it was value for money in a lovely setting deep in the countryside.
I would recommend it for anyone at any age. Sue is an excellent and patient teacher and has inspired me to try small projects of my own.

Response from Tuffett:

Thank you Naomi. Glad you enjoyed the day and well done for making a lovely planter, with a mitred top!! Advanced stuff!!

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