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: Dovetails

'Easier than you think'

Two wooden boxes on a workbench

The dovetail is used to join the corners of cabinets, drawers, and boxes. While it's certainly impressive it isn't as difficult as it appears. There's no need to feel intimidated, and with our systematic approach, you'll quickly get to grips with the fundamentals of the joint. We recommend that you take a Taster class or Core Skills: Joinery first, but we will go over a few basic concepts for newcomers.

       What Do We Cover?

  • Measuring and marking
  • Special tools for dovetails
  • Through, lapped and mitred dovetails
  • We will also look at the so-called Impossible Dovetail (weekday course only)

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate


Cost: £295
Day(s): Monday to Wednesday
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Dates: 18th to 20th November 2019 Add to Calendar


Cost: £220
Days: Sat/Sun
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Dates: 9th/10th November 2019 Add to Calendar

Which Course Should I Take Next?

Core Skills: Planes and Planing

Box Making