In this course you will learn how to plan out the laying of your floor, working out the total area so you purchase the correct amount of material. Different material thicknesses and the reasons for the choice. Underlay selection and cutting. Cutting the flooring to size and fitting each piece together and trimming the last section on each run. Dealing with the perimeter of the room and the edges of the flooring. Also removing scratches...
These are simple jobs that with a little skill and confidence you can do yourself. You only need to know some basic rules and know how to check your work so you can safely complete the task. There are so many jobs around the house from fixing electrical equipment, replacing fuses and checking if something is blown. Seeing if there is actually voltage at a socket using a plug in tester.
How about adding a...
If you are about to do some renovations or just want to add to your skill set join David for a skills class and learn the techniques and tools of plasterboard construction. Becoming a good plasterer requires a lot of skill and many months of practice some plasterers would say years. It not just knowing how to put the material on the wall, it's knowing when, how thick, the right mix, how quick and this...
This course is not designed to get you ready for a career as a professional plumber. This is for homeowners who want to learn the basics so they can repair or fix simple common plumbing problems around the house.
With a few basics and a bit of confidence there are many simple jobs like fixing leaking taps or toilets that you can do yourself, so why pay a professional plumber £70 for something you can...
Learn basic skills such as:
· Setting out your tiling work
· Explaining all the different adhesives used for different surfaces
· Demonstrating all the tools required
· Cutting tiles
· Explaining tiling involving Borders, Diamonds and Patterns
· How to cut around windows and reveals
· How to cope with tiling difficult areas such as uneven walls
· How to tile around sockets and switches
· How to tile splash-backs
· How to tile...
This course is aimed at the home owner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair and home renovating skills. During this one day course you will learn the following:
- How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass and brick
- Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware-handle & lock)
- Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes)
- Blocking up a doorway or opening up a...
Do you have a kitchen table, coffee table or other piece of furniture with a battered, scratched surface?
David at the Great British Woodshop will teach you how to remove the old finish, smooth and prep the surface and apply different finishes including oil, lacquer, wax or shellac.
Bring along a small item to practise on or alternatively, David will have a piece for you to work/experiment on.
10.00am - 4.00pm - Make a wall cupboard (a place to hang your keys etc.) £125
Build a versatile wall shelf with drawers for storage. You can use it in the hallway or kitchen as a neat place to keep phone cables, keys etc.
You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using power tools create stopped grooves to support the shelves. You will create grooves in the side panels to receive the...
These courses are very popular and gets booked quickly.
Make a pallet chair to take away. 10am - 4pm
Make a pallet table to take away. 10am-4pm
Make a birdhouse from pallets to take away. 9am-12pm
Make a garden planter from pallets to take away. 1pm-4pm
The courses will cover an overview of the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet. You will create your own piece of furniture to take home.
All power tool workshops are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free.
For those hungry to get their hands on the big toys this is the course for you. If you're already comfortable with hand tools and want those jobs to go faster with less effort then a power tool is the answer. In this course students will learn how to set up and...
Spray painting is always used by professional shops to give the highest quality finish in much less time. It doesn't matter if you want to renovate your kitchen cupboards, finish the piece of furniture you just finished building or spray your car to fix a minor dent. Learning how to spray paint gives you a skill that will allow you to achieve a high quality finish on any project. If you want to learn how...
Upycle, paint and re-upholster a dining chair
Bring a beginner’s piece and join David as he teaches you how to give it a new lease of life.
* Learn how to make minor repairs.
* Learn how to apply different paint and finishing techniques.
* Learn how to strip, pad and cover (chair only).
* Learn how to use upholstery tools and materials (chair only)
Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing.
You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using the power mitre saw create mitre joints. You will use the router table and templates to create the tray ends and create grooves for the tray bottom and glue and assemble the project ready for staining or painting.
All courses are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free.
Number of students: 4 max
I'd like to welcome you to our workshop and in this one day introductory course to hand tools and basic DIY you will learn how to use non power tool options to woodworking. I feel some power tools are essential in the home or home workshop, a battery powered...