John Lloyd Fine Furniture

Contact Name: John Lloyd

John Lloyd Fine Furniture
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About John Lloyd Fine Furniture

Over the 35 years I have been running a successful bespoke furniture making and antique restoration business, I have become passionate about passing on the skills and knowledge through my Woodworking School.

We have designed a range of educational long and short courses that have traditional hand skills at their core, the key requirement being simply enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge.

Courses, kits & gifts

In-person
Antique Furniture Restoration Techniques in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 3rd April 2023
Antique Furniture Restoration Techniques in East Sussex
(5)
£680
This course is designed as a practical introduction to working on and restoring antique furniture and will cover many of the main areas and techniques required for repair and refinishing....
In-person
Beautiful boxes - Learning to Laminate
East Sussex - Next course on 27th May 2023
Beautiful boxes - Learning to Laminate
£420
If you have any sort of urge to move on from straight lines and get a few curves into your woodworking designs, Laminating is going to be the vital technique...
In-person
Drawer weekend - Making & fitting a dovetailed drawer
East Sussex - Next course on 30th July 2022
Drawer weekend - Making & fitting a dovetailed drawer
£350
This is not just cutting dovetails for sake of it, it’s more about training your hands and learning core cabinetmaking skills. Cutting dovetails happens to be a very good way...
In-person
Furniture Making - Additional Skills and  New Techniques
East Sussex - Next course on 1st August 2022
Furniture Making - Additional Skills and New Techniques
£680
The Additional Skills Week is the perfect follow-on course to the Skills Week or Skills Weekend, if you have the basic skills under your belt, this will give you the...
In-person
Furniture Making - Cabinetmaking Fundamentals in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 13th August 2022
Furniture Making - Cabinetmaking Fundamentals in East Sussex
(9)
£300
You will learn: The fundamentals of cabinet-making will be covered, including the following: • Planing techniques, dealing with ‘wind’ and ‘cupping’, flattening wide boards and squaring narrow edges • Preparing...
In-person
Furniture Making - Joints Week - Make a Table, all you need to know about joints
East Sussex - Next course on 25th July 2022
Furniture Making - Joints Week - Make a Table, all you need to know about joints
(4)
£720
Time to make your first piece of furniture! Or, perhaps, time to make your first accurate, crisp, precisely-made, piece of furniture. This is a great follow-on course from ‘Skills Week’...
In-person
Furniture Making - The 16 WEEK course - the ultimate fast-track fine furniture making skills & techniques course. Train to professional standard in only 16 weeks
East Sussex - Next course on 22nd August 2022
Furniture Making - The 16 WEEK course - the ultimate fast-track fine furniture making skills & techniques course. Train to professional standard in only 16 weeks
£9950
This is the unique opportunity to acquire the critical skill-sets that are required to make exceptional furniture to a professional standard in the shortest time possible. Maximum Learning ~ Minimum...
In-person
Furniture making SKILLS WEEK - Essential cabinetmaking hand skills  - 5 days in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 19th December 2022
Furniture making SKILLS WEEK - Essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex
(20)
£680
The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a complete beginner this will give you the perfect grounding; if you’ve been woodworking for a while,...
In-person
POLISHING - French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 10th April 2023
POLISHING - French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex
(4)
£680
This course is appropriate for both the complete beginner, and the more experienced restorer or furniture maker, who is perhaps lacking in confidence, or would like to look at a...
In-person
Sharpening & tuning hand tools in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 16th July 2022
Sharpening & tuning hand tools in East Sussex
(4)
£300
This course is aimed at the woodworker who may have some experience but who wishes to learn how to tune or ‘fettle’ a basic woodworking tool-kit and how to sharpen...
In-person
Wood Machining in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 1st October 2022
Wood Machining in East Sussex
(9)
£350
The main elements covered for each machine will include safe working practices, adjusting/setting up, choice of blade & blade changing, jigs and dust extraction: Band-saw Dimensioning timber components Cutting dovetails,...
In-person
Wood Veneering  - making chess and backgammon boards
East Sussex - Next course on 8th August 2022
Wood Veneering - making chess and backgammon boards
£720
No, actually there’s nothing wrong with veneer – this is not a cheap alternative to ’Real Wood’, Veneer is your big opportunity to make beautiful, decorative things using a vast...

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Furniture making SKILLS WEEK - Essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

In-person
Sean Foley - - #4669

I would just like to say a big thank you for the fantastic course that you ran last week, i can honestly say i haven't learnt that much in years and along with that had such fun.

You truly have an exceptional environment to learn and the camaraderie is second to none.

Again many, many thanks and hopefully i will get myself along to the long course in the not to distant future.

Furniture making SKILLS WEEK - Essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

In-person
Benjamin Adnams - - #4740

I liked everything about the course. Really. The people, the equipment, the course content, John's expertise,Sara Jane's cake. It was all brilliant. Very organized. I', struggling to think of anything which could be improved, so that must be a good sign!


Furniture making SKILLS WEEK - Essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

In-person
Russell Smith - - #5647

The course was taught at the right pace and the tuition was very good.

Furniture making SKILLS WEEK - Essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

In-person
Farouk Okhai - - #5648

Well thought out. A good pace. Excellent venue. Beautifully laid out classroom. Good workbench. Very good explanations about tools and the different brands.