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Learn about working with wood. From spoon carving to furniture making, we have a range of online and in-person woodworking courses to inspire your wood crafting projects. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.
  • In-Person Course

    Make a Serving Tray

    Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing.

    You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using the power mitre saw create mitre joints. You will use the router table and templates to create the tray ends and create grooves for the tray bottom and glue and assemble the project ready for staining or painting.

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Surrey

    Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting ...

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    Basic Woodwork and DIY Course

    Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic woodwork; how to use different tools and gain the skills needed for necessary household DIY including: Hanging shelves, repairing cupboard doors, flat pack furniture, using battery tools.

    All safety equipment is provided but wear clothes suitable for being in a workshop.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Drawing plans and working from them
    Battery-powered drills
    Different types of squares and their uses
    Marking techniques and measuring on metal and wood
    Drilling
    Drill bits (twist drills, brad point, masonry, forstner bits, hinge bits, speed bits)
    Profile gauges
    Plum lines
    Hand planes
    Chisels
    Fasteners (nails, screws, wall fixings, concrete anchors, expanding and cam fixings)
    Handsaws, Hacksaws, Coping saws
    Files and rasps
    Mitre blocks and Bench hooks
    Timber selection for your projects
    How to sharpen tools
    Making basic joints (lap joints, half joints, mortise and tenon, pocket screws, box and dovetail joints)
    Hinge types
    Mortising for hinges and locks and how to install
    Basic jigs to make your life easy
    Spirit and Laser levels
    Sanding and preparing for finish

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Surrey

    Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic woodwork; how to use different tools and ...

  • In-Person Course

    DIY and Home Maintenance Course

    This course is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair and home renovating skills. During this one day course, you will learn the following:

    COURSE CONTENT
    How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass and brick
    Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware-handle & lock)
    Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes)
    Blocking up a doorway or opening up a wall
    Fixing pictures and TV’s to walls using different fixings for different walls
    Electrical basics (wiring a plug, making an extension lead, repairing lamps and installing light fixtures, how to use a multi-meter for checking voltage and current, changing a wall socket and light switch, how to install downlights (LED and colour changing) and dimming options for mains and low voltage
    How to feed cables into difficult places and final testing
    Removal and application of silicon sealants, different sealants and their uses
    Caulking
    How to deal with wet and dry rot, special undercoats and paints
    Repairing overflowing toilets, leaking tap washers and plastic pipe connectors
    Changing a tap
    Tile application and grouting basics

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Surrey

    This course is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home ...

  • In-Person Course

    Chair Making at Sallerton Wood

    These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own chair from a green Ash log. The techniques include cleaving out and shaping the components, drying some of the components overnight in the wood-fired kiln, steam-bending some of the components to give them the correct form, cutting and drilling mortises and tenons, frame assembly, and finally weaving the seating material.

    There is a range of chair designs to choose from, to suit all abilities, and a range of seating materials. Some previous green woodworking experience is helpful, although not essential, for this course. Spending a week working in the woods, being so close to nature, using wood from the woods and hand tools to produce a beautifully unique piece of furniture is a deeply fulfilling experience. On top of that, the sense of achievement gained from having made your own chair that will last for generations is something very special.

    The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.

    All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.

    Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large, well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.

    Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.

    £450.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes ...

  • In-Person Course

    Make a Shave Horse at Sallerton Wood

    These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional greenwood shaving horse using hardwood timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers, and it will be yours to keep at the end of the course, and the course fee is less than the cost of buying one!

    The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.

    All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.

    Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large, well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.

    Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.

    £195.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your ...

  • In-Person Course

    Introduction to Green Woodwork

    These 1-day courses in green woodworking cover the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and production of simple craft objects created from a greenwood log using traditional hand tools such as draw-knives and pole lathes. Anything you make during the day will be yours to take home and may include items such as spoons, spatulas, rolling-pin or a wooden mallet. This course is most suited to anyone wishing to have a go at some green woodwork, with absolutely no previous knowledge or skills required. This is a great taster day to whet your appetite for a longer course in the future, or perfect for those with limited spare time.

    The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.

    All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.

    Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large, well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.

    Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.

    £85.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    These 1-day courses in green woodworking cover the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques ...

  • 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
    Rated 0 out of 5

    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
    Rated 0 out of 5

    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
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

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

  • In-Person Course

    Box Making Course

    In just two days, make a beautiful solid wooden box in our picturesque Somerset workshop. This course will introduce you to the wider skills and techniques needed for fine furniture making, and you will learn from our award-winning tutors. Techniques and skills covered will include:

    selection, set up and sharpening of hand tools

    accurate marking out and measuring

    successful chiseling, sawing and hand planing

    introduction to routing

    accurate assembly and glue up

    application of finishes

    £310.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Somerset

    In just two days, make a beautiful solid wooden box in our picturesque Somerset ...

  • In-Person Course

    Woodcarving for Beginners – Ness Botanic Gardens, Cheshire

    Woodcarving for Beginners.  Age 18+.  Enjoy a relaxing and friendly weekend learning something new, tools, materials and course notes supplied.

    This practical 2-day weekend course is designed for complete beginners with no previous experience. Learn the basic skills necessary to creatively carve wood with hand tools.

     For further information and to book, please email us.

    Email: carol@jw-woodcarving.co.uk

    £150.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

    Woodcarving for Beginners.  Age 18+.  Enjoy a relaxing and ...

  • In-Person Course

    Make a Traditional English Longbow

    Spend two days in an Ancient woodland and learn how to craft your very own Ash English Longbow to take home. Using only traditional tools and methods. You will also learn how to make a bowstring and shoot your bow.

    £220.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cumbria

    Spend two days in an Ancient woodland and learn how to craft your very ...

  • In-Person Course

    Make a Shrink Pot

    Shrink pots originate from Scandinavia, and are traditionally used for storing dry goods. Beginners and more experienced greenwood carvers all welcome on this course. Learners will produce at least one shrink pot during the day.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    Shrink pots originate from Scandinavia, and are traditionally used for storing dry goods. Beginners ...

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    In-Person Course

    Butter Knife, Spatula and Spoon Carving Introduction

    During this one day course you will learn the essentials of safe carving. The day starts with making a butter knife, progressing through making a spatula (stekespade in Norwegian, literally “steak spade”!), through to the more complex project of carving a spoon.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    During this one day course you will learn the essentials of safe carving. The ...

  • In-Person Course

    English Style Shave Horse Making Course

    Make your own English Style Shave Horse.

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wiltshire

    Make your own English Style Shave Horse.

  • In-Person Course

    Make Your Own Pole Lathe Course

    On this two-day course you will be guided through the whole process to make your own Pole Lathe to take home with you.

    £330.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wiltshire

    On this two-day course you will be guided through the whole process to make ...

  • In-Person Course

    Spoon Carving the Scandinavian Way

    On this one day course you will learn how to carve a spoon the Scandinavian way.

    £75.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wiltshire

    On this one day course you will learn how to carve a spoon the ...

  • In-Person Course

    Make an English Longbow

    Using Ash, learn how to make your very own Longbow to take home.

    £220.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cumbria

    Using Ash, learn how to make your very own Longbow to ...

  • 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

    Wall Clock Workshop

    A combination of English Oak and Walnut make for this simple but attractive wall clock.

     

    £110.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Staffordshire

    A combination of English Oak and Walnut make for this simple but attractive wall ...

  • 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 ...

  • In-Person Course

    Highlands Cup Making Course

    Make your own Highlands cup from a log.

    £60.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Make your own Highlands cup from a log.

  • 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. ...

  • In-Person Course

    Beginner/Basics Woodworking – 2 Day

    This elemental two day beginners’ course is intended for those new to woodworking or with limited experience.

    £265.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Staffordshire

    This elemental two day beginners' course is intended for those new to woodworking or ...

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