THE LONDON SCHOOL OF FURNITURE MAKING: JOINERY for tables, chairs, doors etc.

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.

JOINERY for tables, chairs, doors etc.

'Cut to your line; no more, no less'

Image of a Japanese saw being used to cut the shoulders of a tenon joint.

What is Joinery? 

Joinery is the method used to join timber to itself. It forms the basis of most of the common connections used in traditional furniture making.


What Will We Cover?

  • Sharpening and tool maintenance
  • Correct and safe use of saws and chisels
  • Three joints. Halving, Bridle, Mortice & Tenon
  • Posture. How body and hand position can be used to develop strength, control, and finesse.
  • Accurate measuring and marking.

The weekday course concludes with #TrivetChallenge, where you will spend the day making an intricate frame, using your new-found skills. This is quite a difficult little test, but there is a nice prize at the end for anyone who makes a good attempt at it.

Image of two women proudly showing off their woodworking joints


LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

WEEKDAY COURSE

Duration: 3 days
Cost: £295
Times: 10.00 to 16.30

DATES:
4th to 6th May 2020 - Postponed
FULL

1st to 3rd June 2020

14th to 16th July 2020

3rd to 5th August 2020

WEEKEND COURSE

Duration: 2 days.

Cost: £220

Days: Sat to Sun

Times: 9.00 to 16.00


DATE:
25th/26th April 2020 - Postponed

27th/28th June 2020

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