A way into the world of wood and woodlands
We want to power you up with knowledge of wood. How to machine it, work with grain and natural defects, and how to finish it. Part of every course is an introduction to the state of British woodlands, and how, as a potential buyer / maker, you can positively impact their biodiversity. Our courses show you the challenges and rewards of using locally sourced wood.
A beautiful object made by you
Each weekend course heads towards an object made by you. Objects that, if you saw them before the course you would not believe that you could have made something so accurate and beautiful. That’s the dream.
Proper skills in a proper workshop
The courses are skills led. They are centred on a key process or machine (and we have some most excellent machines). In combination they give you a great overview of contemporary woodworking. Enough to set your mind somersaulting at the potential of what you can do with wood.
Top teachers and cosy classes
Our teachers are fine, friendly human beings, just like you. They excel in demystifying complex processes, making them easy and accessible for the first-timer. We keep class sizes small. 4 students, 1 tutor. Safe, intimate and focussed. This way you learn more and get way more squids for your quids.
A ten month furniture-making programme with writer, lecturer and master craftsman, Nick Kary. Learn fine joinery, green woodwork, design, carving, hand tool use, polishing, and apply all this to your own individual furniture piece.
A hands-on wood-processing experience transforming rough timber into beautiful objects. **2023 courses currently sold out. Click on 'Learn More' and then 'Enquire' to register your interest when we release new dates**
A practical exercise-driven in-depth introduction to the single most game-changing power tool: the router. **2023 courses currently sold out. Click on 'Learn More' and then 'Enquire' to register your interest when we release new dates**
Create a bespoke picture frame that will last for generations and simultaneously receive a practical introduction to the versatility of the table saw. What’s not to love? **2023 courses currently sold out. Click on 'Learn More' and then 'Enquire' to register your interest when we release new dates**
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