Furniture

Find furniture making and restoration courses. Learn new skills, and confidentially make or repair treasured furniture items. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.
  • In-Person Course

    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop – Annie Sloan Techniques for Colour & Style – Techniques 2

    This is our advanced workshop for anyone who has some experience of using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

    £75.00
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    Location : Essex

    This is our advanced workshop for anyone who has some experience of using Annie ...

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    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop – An introduction to the Annie Sloan Method – Techniques 1

    An ideal workshop for beginners whether you are completely new to craft & painting or simply to Annie Sloan Paint.

    £65.00
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    Location : Essex

    An ideal workshop for beginners whether you are completely new to craft & painting ...

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    Rusty Makers – 5 Day – Wall-Hung Cabinet with Hinged Door

    Learn foundational woodworking skills while making a beautiful and useful wall-hung cabinet over 5 days.  This course is based at the friendly Atlantic Makers Collective furniture workshop in Bude, Cornwall.

    £698.00
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    Location : Cornwall

    Learn foundational woodworking skills while making a beautiful and useful wall-hung cabinet over 5 days.  ...

  • In-Person Course

    Cabinetmaking Fundamentals

    This course is aimed at the complete beginner or the woodworker who has some experience but wishes to get back to the basics of cabinet-making in order to produce woodwork of a high standard.

    If you have never used a well tuned and set up plane, or a razor sharp chisel, this course will be a revelation, and when you understand the basics of cabinet-making you will realise that ‘engineering in wood’ to minute tolerances is not only achievable, it is also joyful!

    The main purpose of this course is to develop essential hand skills and give a good understanding of the main cabinet-making principles.

    Planing, Sawing and Chiselling are the three critical elements needed for shaping and jointing bits of wood together, so you will be given some good solid technique and exercises to help you practice and conquer these vital skills. Setting up a plane to take gossamer-thin shavings, planing strategies to deal with misshapen pieces of timber, chopping and paring to a knife line with a chisel and bringing a bit of Zen into sawing to make it a focussed, precise process.

    To see how things are progressing you will prepare and join several pieces of wood together to make a cheese-board, this will give you a chance to get some calm, composed gluing under your belt, adding some tapered chamfers with a wonderful ‘finesse tool’, the spoke-shave, will complete this little project.

    Jointing pieces of wood together is what woodwork is all about, so we’ll also look at how to accurately prepare components, planing, gauging, scribing and squaring ends using a Shooting Board. Having planed up some crisp, precise components, you will have the chance to put your new Sawing and Chiselling skills into practice by setting out and cutting a Through Dovetail.

    £300.00
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    Location : East Sussex

    This course is aimed at the complete beginner or the woodworker who has some ...

  • In-Person Course

    Sharpening & Tuning Woodworking Hand Tools

    This course is aimed at the woodworker who has some experience but who wishes to learn how to tune or ‘fettle’ a basic woodworking tool-kit and how to sharpen blades to ‘razor sharp’ using a combination of grinder and bench stones. If you have never experienced the joy of working to very fine tolerances, using a plane that is well set up, with a razor sharp blade, this course will be a revelation!

    The main purpose of this course is to emerge with a set of tuned/sharp tools that will allow you to make furniture to a very high standard.

    Students are expected to bring along whatever woodworking tools they may have for evaluation and discussion. Advice will be given on buying new or used tools before or during the course, and various tools and sharpening systems will be available to try and buy.

    £300.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    This course is aimed at the woodworker who has some experience but who wishes ...

  • In-Person Course

    Furniture Making SKILLS WEEK – Sharpening & Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills

    The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a complete beginner, this will give you the perfect grounding; if you’ve been woodworking for a while, this will be a great tune-up, sorting out any bad habits and reinforcing fundamental skills.

    Everything in Woodwork is based on Sharpening, so this is the initial focus. You MUST have a sharpening system at your fingertips that works for you, we will look at angles, the exotic and not so exotic steels used for blades, high speed grinders, water cooled grinders and bench stones. You will learn a method of sharpening freehand, but you will also learn how to use honing guides – it’s quite OK if freehand honing remains an aspiration for the moment. Western dovetailing and cross-cut saws are great to use, but they also need to be super-sharp, so we’ll look at sharpening these too.

    Planing, Sawing and Chiselling are the three critical elements needed for shaping and jointing bits of wood together, so you will be given some good solid technique and exercises to help you practice and conquer these vital skills. Setting up a plane to take gossamer-thin shavings, planing strategies to deal with misshapen pieces of timber, chopping and paring to a knife line with a chisel and bringing a bit of Zen into sawing to make it a focussed, precise process.

    To see how things are progressing you will prepare and join several pieces of wood together to make a cheese-board, this will give you a chance to get some calm, composed gluing under your belt, adding some tapered chamfers with a wonderful ‘finesse tool’, the spoke-shave, will complete this little project.

    Jointing pieces of wood together is what woodwork is all about, so we’ll cut some Through Dovetails and through, wedged Mortice & Tenons. Cutting a groove and inserting a veneered bottom will complete an elegant ‘Water Biscuit Box’ to perfectly compliment your board.

    £680.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’...

  • In-Person Course

    Tuesday/Wednesday Evening Upholstery Course 17:30-20:30

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your own furniture in the dedicated Edinburgh teaching workshop.

    £288.00
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    Location : Scotland

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your own furniture in ...

  • In-Person Course

    Furniture Upcycling & Sustainability Workshops

    Our furniture upcycling workshops are for adults and children aged 10 to 16 years, each accompanied by an adult, with an ethos of sustainability underpinning the fun learning throughout the day.

    £135.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Buckinghamshire

    Our furniture upcycling workshops are for adults and children aged 10 to 16 years, each accompanied ...

  • In-Person Course

    2 Day Contemporary Furniture Refinishing Workshop – Beginners/Intermediate

    This two-day course is designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills needed to paint and upcycle furniture to a professional level. This along with the added woodcare knowledge will allow the students to sympathetically restore any piece of furniture, whether it’s with paint or naturally.

    £345.00
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    Location : Gloucestershire

    This two-day course is designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills ...

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    1 Day French Polishing & Woodcare Workshop – Beginners

    This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands-on day, leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture.

    £195.00
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    Location : Gloucestershire

    This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the ...

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    2 Day French Polishing & Woodcare Workshop – Beginners/Intermediate

    This two day intermediate course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing and woodcare.

    £345.00
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    Location : Gloucestershire

    This two day intermediate course at our Cotswold workshop is designed ...

  • In-Person Course

    Saturday Upholstery & Furniture Restoration Workshop MK17 9RT

    Bring your own project, learn from a master upholsterer with 30 years + experience!
    Jason will teach you how to do everything you need to know about basic upholstery techniques, including stripping, webbing, French polishing if required. From 10-3.30pm every Saturday, please send a picture over for advice on how many sessions required to complete.
    Half an hour lunch (not provided) refreshments available.
    Great Brickhill community centre MK179RT. Suitable for all levels, even beginners!
    Check out our website @ www.jjbupholstery.com, or go to our Facebook page to see other students progress/pictures.

    £110.00
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    Location : Buckinghamshire

    Bring your own project, learn from a master upholsterer with 30 years + experience! Jason will ...

  • In-Person Course

    JJB Upholstery Bring Your Own Project Upholstery + Furniture Restoration Workshop Woburn Sands

    This is not a course but a weekly workshop, bring your own project. Before you apply, get in touch with us with a picture of what you would like to do, and we can advise on how many sessions required. You do not have to do consecutively and can spread dates out if required, to suit you! This is suitable for all levels and abilities.
    Workshop runs from 10-3.30pm with 30 mins lunch break.

     

    £110.00
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    Location : Bedfordshire

    This is not a course but a weekly workshop, bring your own project. Before ...

  • In-Person Course

    Chair Caning and Rushing Restoration – Tuesdays & Thursdays 10.30hrs – 12.30hrs

    You can come and learn to restore your favourite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in small size classes (max 6 people) and individual tuition.

    All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced.

     

    £79.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : North Yorkshire

    You can come and learn to restore your favourite chair in a relaxed and ...

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    Upholstery and Caning Restoration Classes – Wednesdays 19.00hrs – 21.00hrs

    Come and learn to restore your favourite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in small size classes (max 6 people) and individual tuition.

    All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced.

    £79.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : North Yorkshire

    Come and learn to restore your favourite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere ...

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    Upholstery and Caning Restoration Classes -Tuesdays & Thursdays 10.30hrs – 12.30hrs

    Come and learn to restore your favourite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in small size classes (max 6 people) and individual tuition.
    All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced.

    £79.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : North Yorkshire

    Come and learn to restore your favourite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere ...

  • In-Person Course

    Stool Making Course – Green Woodworking

    Spend two days in a stunning woodland environment. Learn green woodworking skills. Using traditional hand tools and locally grown hardwoods, create a beautiful piece of furniture to last a lifetime. Meet new people and eat great food together.

    £175.00
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    Location : East Sussex

    Spend two days in a stunning woodland environment. Learn green woodworking skills. Using traditional ...

  • In-Person Course

    Woodland Stool Making

    Spend two days learning ‘Green Woodworking’ skills and creating a beautiful hardwood stool in a lovely woodland environment. Eat delicious food and meet great people.

    £175.00
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    Location : East Sussex

    Spend two days learning 'Green Woodworking' skills and creating a beautiful hardwood stool in ...

  • In-Person Course

    Woodland Windsor Chair Making

    Spend five days in a beautiful Sussex woodland making a Windsor style chair to last a lifetime. Learn age-old traditional techniques and use high-quality tools and materials. Meet great people and eat good food in a healthy environment.

    £425.00
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    Location : East Sussex

    Spend five days in a beautiful Sussex woodland making a Windsor style chair to ...

  • In-Person Course

    Deep Buttoned Footstool

    This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery and unleash your creative side.

    You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery and will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstools. The stools could be the centre piece of your lounge or bedroom, or are perfect for a snug or den.

    The size of the stools are approx 55 cm wide x 70 cm long x 30 cm high.

    For each stool you will be provided with the frame, legs and upholstery materials.

    The workshop is perfect for beginners or for those with some experience looking to expand their skills.

    You will learn to:

    Staple elasticated webbing and hessian to a wooden frame in preparation for your deep buttoned footstool.
    Prepare the foam for deep buttoning, including marking out the foam, drilling holes, and applying dacron.
    Prepare your fabric including marking out for buttoning, measuring and cutting the fabric
    Learn the process behind planning where the buttons will go.
    Make your own fabric buttons.
    Apply the buttons and to do pleating and corners.
    Finish and fix the legs to your stool.
    We keep the class size to no more than six people, so you will get lots out of the day. We supply you with all the tools & materials including a metre of fabric from the fabulous Warwick Amatheon Wool range which retails at £40 per metre.

    You need to choose the fabric colour and confirm this when you book the course. Alternatively, you can view the fabric colours available and order free fabric samples via the Warwick website.

    If you need any help with fabric selection, then please get in touch with us, and we can point you in the right direction.

    The workshops are held in our beautiful workshop, a converted Methodist Chapel, in Scholar Green nestled in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.

    The course will start at 9am, finishing at approximately 4.30-5pm. Hot drinks are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own packed lunch with you.

    Our footstools are both decorative and practical for personal use, but also a lovely gift to be given to family or friends too.

    You could attend the workshop and make the footstool for yourself, or buy it as an experience day for a creative loved one. If you are buying as a gift, please leave their name in the ‘additional information section’ at the check-out.

    The safety of our clients and staff are always of upmost importance.

    Our COVID-19 safety features are detailed below to allow for your wellbeing and creativity to co-exist.

    *Each workshop kept to a maximum of six attendees.
    *Online pre-booked sessions only.
    *Masks / Face Visors to be worn at clients own discretion. It is not compulsory.
    *A large open workspace with social distancing measures in place.
    *Protective screens between split workspaces.
    *Hand sanitisers situated throughout all areas.
    *Each attendee is provided with their own tools.
    *Shared handheld tools are cleaned between use.
    *Track and Trace.

    £235.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

    This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect ...

  • In-Person Course

    JJB Upholstery Bring Your Own Project Upholstery + Furniture Restoration Weekly Workshop

    A weekly pay as you go workshop for all ages and levels, bring your own project!

    Perfect for beginners.

    We advise you email us a picture over, and we will let you know how many weeks you will need to complete!
    Starting on 04/03/22 and every Friday for 6 weeks.

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Buckinghamshire

    A weekly pay as you go workshop for all ages and levels, bring your ...

  • In-Person Course

    Stool Upholstery Workshop

    One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish stools with a choice of industrial style legs. It is suitable for beginners.

    You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
    You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making piping and making fabric side panels.
    You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch.

    £195.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

    One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish ...

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    Storage Crate Upholstery Workshop

    A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstool storage crates. It is suitable for beginners. You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
    You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making and applying buttons.
    You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch

    £165.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

    A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our ...

  • In-Person Course

    Tuesday/Wednesday Morning Upholstery Course 10:00 – 13:00

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your own furniture in the dedicated Edinburgh teaching workshop.

    £288.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your ...

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    Tuesday/Wednesday Upholstery Course 14:00-16:00

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your own furniture in the dedicated Edinburgh teaching workshop.

    £192.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your own furniture in ...

  • In-Person Course

    Highland Stool/Table Making Course

    Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods creating a piece of handmade furniture. Set outside in a beautiful woodland workshop over-looking the river Findhorn on Logie Estate. You will learn a wide range of traditional “Green Woodworking” techniques. Using hand tools and locally sourced hardwood you will be guided through the process of making your very own stool.

    £180.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods creating a piece of handmade ...

  • In-Person Course

    Chair Making Course – “Logie Lowbow”

    Come and spend a relaxing 5 days in the woods creating a piece of handmade furniture. Set outside in a beautiful woodland workshop over-looking the river Findhorn on Logie Estate. You will learn a wide range of traditional “Green Woodworking” techniques. Using hand tools and locally sourced wood you will be guided through the process of making your very own “Logie Lowbow” chair.

    This style is loosely based upon the vernacular highland furniture of the past with a contemporary twist to make the chair more practical in this day and age. A key feature being the streambent backrest – this is angled in such a way that it also doubles up as an armrest.

    It can be used either as an occasional chair or a large dining chair.

    £420.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Come and spend a relaxing 5 days in the woods creating a piece of handmade ...

  • In-Person Course

    Footstool – Make & Upholster

    This combined two day workshop offers the opportunity to make your own footstool from start to finish with Dovetail Woodworking and a local professional upholsterer.

     

     

    £265.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Staffordshire

    This combined two day workshop offers the opportunity to make your own footstool from ...

  • Online Course

    A Hand Painted Furniture Course: Display Cabinet with Alternative Design Ideas

    This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon has developed over the 30+ years working as a decorator and interior designer. It allows you to create beautiful, bespoke, interior design concepts that suit your tastes without having to pay designer prices. Learning this versatile skill enables you to put your own creative stamp on everyday items.

    On this course you will be taken through the skills needed to create professional hand-painted furniture. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect these skills before moving on to larger projects.

    The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to clean your piece of furniture and shown how to remove oils, waxes, varnishes and general dirt ready for painting. You will then be led through the process of repairing any damaged glass or wood veneer to make the furniture look as good as new. After painting the furniture to your taste you will then learn how to finish and protect your work ready for use. In the final lesson Simon demonstrates 3 alternative finishes for different uses and tastes to provide further inspiration.

    The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 10-50 minutes, and within 3 hours, you will be equipped with all the information you need to start renovating your own item of furniture.

    £200.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon ...

  • In-Person Course

    Chair Making Course

    Spend 5 days making a variation on a Welsh Stick Chair, from ash and oak.
    This makes use of mainly traditional methods combined with some modern techniques to ensure each chair is completed and individual.
    We also provide Gift Vouchers for our courses, please just ask.

    £650.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cambridgeshire

    Spend 5 days making a variation on a Welsh Stick Chair, from ash and oak. ...

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