THE LONDON SCHOOL OF FURNITURE MAKING: Weekend Joinery Classes

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.

Weekend Joinery Classes



Joinery Weekender


COST: £220
DURATION: 2 days
LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate


Mortice and tenons are the main joints used for all kinds of framed construction including tables, chairs, windows, doors, stools, benches, and timber-framed buildings. 

The basic joint is simple but can be adapted to suit a whole range of uses. For example, a tenon for a chair is a bit different to the one used for a glazed door. We'll show you how to make four versions of the joint, that cover the most common situations.

You should come away from this course with a solid understanding of how the joint is made and how you can use it in your next project.

Man using a Japanese saw


Dovetail Joinery Weekender


COST: £220
DURATION: 2 days
LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate


Dovetails always inspire a sense of awe. They look great, are very strong and are fairly straightforward to make once you understand how they work.

If you've ever wanted to make cabinets, boxes or drawers then you'll want to learn how to cut dovetails by hand.

By the end of the class, you should be feeling ready to put your new skills to the test. Go ahead and try them out on a small cabinet, or come to our next Box Making class.

An image of a hand holding a chisel


RECOMMENDED READING


Robert Wearing's superb 'The Essential Woodworker' could have been written for the London School of Furniture Making. Most of what we try to convey through our classes and our project lessons can be found here. Each subject is clearly explained with numerous diagrams and photographs used to emphasise the text. All in all an excellent book for the beginner and a reference work for the more experienced woodworker.