Learn how to design and make furniture like a professional. Our classes include: drawing for woodworkers, joinery, dovetails, wood finishing, fitted/built-in furniture, steam bending, box making, chair making, power tools and picture framing. Try us out with a taster session and stay on to make your own project.


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:

  •  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 up 'square' so that it remains the correct shape
  • apply a finish to protect the surface and enhance the grain

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

Cost: £495
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: TBC - email us for an update.