My advanced courses are designed for those experienced woodworkers who want to extend their range of skills and techniques to bring countless furniture projects within reach.

This could be complex shaping and compound angled joints on the chair making course, the challenge of creating piston fit drawers on the dovetailing and drawer fitting or opening new design possibilities by adding veneering and laminating to your woodworking repertoire.

These challenging courses will take you woodwork to the next level.

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Chair Making

Chair Making

Posted by on Aug 1, 1916 in Advanced Furniture Courses, Courses | No Comments

Most chair making courses involve making a turned chair. My course is unique in teaching a jointed chair and allowing you to work at your own pace.

Chair making is rightly known as the acme of the furniture maker’s craft. Not only must the chair look good from all directions it must also be strong and comfortable. On this course we look at these issues when making a copy of the famous chair made by Vidar Malmsten in the seventies. Whilst making the chair you will learn many skills with wider applications; forming complex curves, cutting compound angled joints and using a detailed workshop drawing to control a project.

This is an unusual course as it combines teaching sessions with work in your own workshop. So if you want to take your woodwork to the top level and to have the freedom of doing some of the work at home this is the course for you.

Dovetailing and drawer fitting

Dovetailing and drawer fitting

Posted by on Aug 3, 1916 in Advanced Furniture Courses, Courses | No Comments

Five days.

This challenging course is for those who really want to understand how perfect drawers are made and fitted; the sort of drawers that close with a sigh and fit so perfectly that one drawer comes out when you push the other in!

Veneering and laminating

Veneering and laminating

Posted by on Aug 5, 1916 in Advanced Furniture Courses, Courses | No Comments

Five days.

This course can open up new areas of furniture making for you. Perhaps you are getting a little bored with straight lines and the timbers available form the local wood yard. Being able to create curves and use veneers will increase tremendously the range of furniture you can make and the surface decoration you can use. Once you have been on the veneering and lamination course your only limitation will be your imagination!