MAKE TIME: CORE SKILLS: Built-in/Fitted Furniture

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.

CORE SKILLS: Built-in/Fitted Furniture


A collage of white built-in cupboards


This course serves as an introduction to making built-in cupboards, wardrobes, and shelving. Once you become familiar with the techniques taught during the course, you should feel confident that you can make and install cupboards in your own home.


This is a group project where the class will be working on the same cabinet. 


We will cover the following subject areas:


  • Measuring the existing space
  • Preparing drawings and a cutting list
  • Cutting and joining manufactured boards 
  • Door and drawer construction
  • Hardware and fixings
  • Levelling techniques
  • Tools


A collage of traditional built in cupboards


LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

Duration: 5 days
Cost: £495
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Dates: tbc

This class will run again early in 2020. If you'd like to be kept up to date with the new timetable, please sign up here.



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