Short Course: Saturday School – Furniture Making

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This is a practical, workshop based course that offers a comprehensive introduction to furniture making with hand tools and also some power tools and static machinery. Students will undertake the construction of small end table in hardwood for taking home at the end of the course. Students will learn:
  • General design principles
  • To use marking out tools to lay out joinery.
  • To use a handsaw, chisels and planes to cut and fit basic woodworking joints.
  • How to sharpen edge tools (chisels, plane irons).
  • How to hand plane timber from sawn.
  • Some basic timber technology and how woodworking joints and furniture are assembled to allow for timber movement.
  • How to clamp and glue up your components.
  • How to prepare timber surfaces and finish with oil.
  • Lots of tips and tricks and how to fix your mistakes!

Please bring:

  • Steel toe cap boots (TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON COURSE)
  • H or 2H pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • rubber/eraser
  • notebook/paper

To apply, please use our online form here

  • College certificate
  • Interest in design and woodworking/furniture
  • No prior experience necessary

Please bring:

  • Steel toe cap boots (TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON COURSE)
  • H or 2H pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • rubber/eraser
  • notebook/paper

 

  • 12 weeks
  • 18th of September- 11th of December (including 1 week off for half term)
  • Saturday – full day
  • Fees £1,275 including a non-refundable deposit and registration fee of £150
  • N/A (college certification only)
  • Opportunity to gain material for portfolio or develop your experience in craft/woodworking skills
  • Other woodworking mainstream programme