Furniture making courses in London. We run woodwork classes, for adult learners. Our woodwork short course is suitable for experienced students who want to deepen their knowledge. A series of introductory cabinet making lessons build into a comprehensive set of carpentry skills. We teach you how to use joinery to create a coffee table or a make a Japanese coffee table. You can learn how to make boxes and we have a workbench class too. We offer a steam bending class.

CORE SKILLS: Furniture Design

Rough sketches of coffee tables

Designing your own furniture is something many of us dream about but aren't sure where to start. This course is intended to be an introduction to techniques which will help to develop your ideas and get them down on paper.

Rough sketch of a round three legged table

Your task will be to design a small table using a series of rough sketches; eventually choosing one of these ideas to develop into a more complete design; by the end of the course, we hope you will have a working drawing to take away and turn into the real thing during our supervised access sessions.

Image of a small round, three legged table


The idea of drawing can be intimidating, but we want you to be assured that you don't have to be "good" at drawing to enjoy this class.

Rough scribbles are perfect for getting ideas out of your head and on to the page; a lot of them will be useless, and that's okay, they don't all have to be brilliant. So please don't worry if you draw like a five-year-old, even they have genius ideas.

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

Cost: £295
Days: Monday to Wednesday
Dates: To Be Confirmed
Time: 10.00 to 16.30


For those of you who do want to improve your freehand sketching ability, we recommend this classic tome: Drawing on the Right Side of The Brain by Betty Edwards. It's basically a self-help book for would-be artists. It's been around for decades and is still our go-to book for drawing instruction.