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Furniture and Cabinetmaking Courses

Welcome to the London School of Furniture Making, where we offer short courses to adult learners, enthusiastic about traditional woodworking skills but without the time to devote to full-time study.

We started out in 2013 with one evening class but we now offer day, weekend and evening classes. Although our focus remains on short courses, we have a loyal group of students who have been with us since the beginning and have stayed on to make their own projects during supervised access.


We run a limited number of evening classes per year. This year we are running Taster sessions and Basic Skills Joinery.


The majority of our classes take place during the day. We have spaces for up to six students which means classes fill up very quickly and you may need to book some weeks or even months ahead. The upside is, that with fewer people you will receive individual attention when needed, and you will progress faster as a result.


We offer private lessons on a one-to-one basis, for those of you who wish to be in a class that is tailor-made to suit your particular needs.


Our courses are designed to explore and develop a core set of technical skills. You don't have to take one of these classes, but it is the quickest way to ensure you cover the most important skills before embarking on a project of your own.      

  • If you are short on time then try one or all of our intensive Furniture Making Basic Skills classes. Taken together they cover the most important points and are a really good preparation for the project centred courses.

  • The Box Making Class aims to further your dovetailing and planing skills using a variety of attractive timbers.

  • The Make a Coffee Table Class is designed around simple age-old joinery techniques. Its aim is to teach you how to become more adept and efficient at using a small handful of tools.

  • Not sure whether any of this is for you, then why not try one of our TASTER classes? At just 2.5 hours long, they give you a good idea of what to expect from us and a reasonable insight into whether woodwork is for you. 

  • All of our courses can be bought as gifts. Just say so at the time of booking and we can send the recipient a card with details of the course. We also offer Gift Cards starting at £55.


We encourage our students to stay on and make projects of their own.  Bench spaces are available for use during the day and you will have access to your tutor during this time for technical help.


At the London School of Furniture Making, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our teaching and our workshop equipment. While the old adage 'a bad workman blames his tools' has some mileage in it, inferior quality tools and tools that just don't work are neither safe nor enjoyable to use. That's why we have invested in tools from renowned manufacturers such as Lie-Nielsen, Veritas and Festool.


It would not be an exaggeration to say that software developers and programmers make up a large part of our intake, but we also teach artists, actors, architects, headmasters, engineers, bankers, brewers, police liaison officers, police officers, project managers, upholsterers, accountants, gardeners, designers, carpenters, plumbers, psychotherapists, jewellers, shop workers, school teachers, photographers,  lawyers, bike shop owners, digital marketing specialists, surgeons and many more. 


Phone or email if you have any questions. If you are in the area you are more than welcome to drop by the workshop for a chat but please call first.

Phone: 07815075314