The London School of Furniture Making: Box Making Class

Box Making Class

DURATION: 5 days
LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate 
COST: £495

Image of a jewellery box with lid open made of french walnut

Small boxes and the like are interesting to make and are great gifts if you're in the mood to be generous. They are also perfect as a first project on which to try out your dovetailing skills.

The skills gained on this course will set you up for tackling larger projects such as a cabinet or chest of drawers as they share many of the techniques and joints involved.

You'll be taught how to: measure, mark and cut dovetails; make grooves for the base and shape the lid; plane, scrape and sand the surfaces; assemble the box and glue it 'square' so that it remains the correct shape; apply a finish to protect the surface and enhance the grain.

A happy man hold a box that he has made.

Once you've completed this course you'll be ready to tackle a box of your own or go on to one of our more advanced classes.