Furniture making courses in London. We run woodwork classes, for adult learners. Our woodwork short course is suitable for experienced students who want to deepen their knowledge. A series of introductory cabinet making lessons build into a comprehensive set of carpentry skills. We teach you how to use joinery to create a coffee table or a make a Japanese coffee table. You can learn how to make boxes and we have a workbench class too. We offer a steam bending class.

CORE SKILLS: Planes & Planing

'Creating a flat and shimmering board with a hand-plane can be a joy' David Savage

The hand plane is the quintessential woodwork tool. Nothing comes close to the precision that these fantastic tools are capable of achieving. It is the tool that separates the weekend woodworker from the skilled amateur.

We will show you how to set up and maintain your planes, and teach you how to flatten, joint and smooth a rough-sawn board.

For your set project, you'll make a cheeseboard.  We used to call it a chopping board but no one wants to chop on something they've spent three days making. 

It's simple in concept but it will develop and test your planing skills because you'll have to work all the surfaces by hand, make the boards fit together precisely and produce a beautifully smooth surface free from tear-out and scratches. All done without the use of sandpaper.

If you're struggling to make your plane behave properly, bring it in and we will see if we can get it working again.

*New* Planes and Planing Taster Class

If the idea of three days of planing fills you with dread, how about a gentle one-day introduction to the basics? Sam will show you how a plane works, how to set it up and how to sharpen it. You'll then get a chance to make a small serving platter to take home.

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

Cost: £295
Days: Monday to Wednesday
Time: 9.00 to 16.00

8th to 10th June 2020

Cost: £110
Day: Saturday
Time: 10.00 to 16.00
Date: 16th May 2020

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Portable Workbench
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Nakashima Chair Course
Steam Bending
Wood Finishing