The London School of Furniture Making: Chairmaking Course

Chairmaking Course

DURATION: 10 days
LEVEL: Intermediate
COST: £1195
DATES: 15th to 26th July 2019 (exc. Sat/Sun)

There is now only one place left on this year's course. 
This place will be offered up for auction at Richard Arnold's 5th Annual Fundraising Event for Macmillan Cancer Nurses. 

If you would like to join us or bid on the other contributions to this excellent and worthwhile cause, head over to the Facebook page, where Jim Hendricks will be keeping us all up to date about the event and how you can place your bids.

Bidding opens 1st April and closes 8th June 2019.

It is no secret that here at The London School of Furniture Making we have a bit of a thing for George Nakashima's work. One of his most enduring designs is his 1960's Conoid Chair. We've made a few attempts at our own version of it and we thought you'd like to make one too.

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This course is our most demanding class; ideally suited to those of you who have quite a bit of joinery/furniture making experience and anyone who has completed Basic Skills Joinery with us. You'll be working mostly with hand tools but we will also make use of a number of power tools along the way.

You may also be interested in our Nakashima inspired Japanese Coffee Table Course.

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* Intermediate level courses are best suited to those of you who have already completed one of our Basic Skills Joinery courses or have a good understanding of hand cut joinery. If the words 'face side and face edge' mean nothing to you, then this course is a little above your current ability.


If you want to learn more about George Nakashima then look no further than these two books. The first is by George Nakashima in which he talks about his life and influences, and the second is by his daughter Mira Nakashima and it shows the wealth of work that produced by her father in his lifetime. Both books are essential reading for any fan of 20th Century Modern furniture.