At the Great British Woodshop, students of all abilities are given a warm welcome at our large and fully tooled workshop in West Byfleet, Surrey.

You can learn a variety of different skills with us, depending on your interests.  Courses include Woodwork, DIY, Special Project Courses, Spray Painting, Upcycling and Upholstery and we also hold a popular Saturday club for 11-16 year olds.  

The Great British Woodshop run daytime, evening and weekend courses to fit in with busy lifestyles.  Class sizes are deliberately kept small for the personal experience and can be tailored to the specific needs of those attending on any given day.

Courses are run by woodworking craftsman and television presenter David Free. DRB certified, David has been practising woodwork for 40 years and has been teaching all ages for 20 of those.   David is passionate about sharing his woodwork and DIY knowledge with others.

      



 

ADULT CHRISTMAS CLASSES, AUTUMN 19

Adult Christmas Classes

Please click on the links below for more information and to book:

Pallet Upcycling - Make a Garden Planter to take away - Wednesday 6th November
Upcycled Pet Bed (Dog or Cat) - Wednesday 13th November
Make rustic shelves in the shape of a Christmas Tree - Tuesday 19th November
Make an elf or fairy door for a loved one.  - Saturday 23rd November or Monday 23rd December
Make a personalised Christmas Eve Box - various dates
Pallet Christmas Tree  - Monday 2nd December
Adults - make a sledge to take away  - Tuesday 3rd December 
Adult taster - make a jewellery box - various dates
Make a Christmas Eve Crate to store those gifts with personalised wooden label - Tuesday 3rd December and Saturday 7th December
Rustic Candle Holders-Saturday 14th December
Make a hedgehog house   - Saturday 21st December

HOME DIY DAY COURSE, £125

Home DIY course: Learn how to do maintenance and DIY for your home

 

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BASIC WOODWORKING AND DIY COURSE, £175

Basic Woodworking and DIY Course: Learn how to do basic woodworking and hanging pictures, drilling, sawing etc.

 

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NEW MORTICE AND TENON DAY COURSE, £125

Mortice and Tenon joints are used for many different types of construction including the construction of tables, chairs, windows, doors, stools and other structures.

Mortice and Tenon Day Course - 10.00am-4.00pm - click here for more information and to book
MAKE A WOODEN DECKCHAIR, 4 HOUR COURSE, £65

Make a wooden deckchair: Learn how to make a wooden deckchair to take home.

BEGINNERS WOODWORK DAY COURSE, £125

Basic woodwork course:  Make a serving tray
Learn how to measure, cut, joints, techniques using hand and power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting lists and much more.

Beginner's Woodwork Course - make a serving tray, 10am-4pm - for more information and to book, click here

BEGINNERS/iINTERMEDIATE WOODWORK DAY COURSE, £175

Make an indoor dining style chair to take home.
This course will involve designing, marking out and creating a wooden dining style chair to take home.

NEW PROJECT CLASS - Make an indoor chair, 9am-5pm

INTERMEDIATE WOODWORK PROJECT DAY COURSES

Intermediate - Build your own coffee table, £150

Woodwork project intermediate -Make a coffee table, 9am-5pm - for more information and to book, click here

Intermediate - Build a contemporary magazine rack, £100

Intermediate Woodwork course - Make a contemporary magazine rack - for more information and to book, click here

Coming soon:
Intermediate - Build a versatile Wall shelf for storage of keys etc.
Intermediate - Build an Ottoman
Intermediate - Build a shoe rack

Duration:1 Day.  Courses range from 9.00am-17:00pm to 10.00am - 16:00pm. 

ULTIMATE POWER TOOLS DAY COURSE

Power Tool Course: Use and understand every power tool your ever likely to see, the ultimate power tool course.

 

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KITCHEN CUPBOARD DOOR UPCYCLING COURSE, £50

Kitchen cupboard door upcycling: Learn to make minor repairs and repaint your kitchen cupboards.  Course covers overlay versus inset hinges, soft-close hinges, making your own doors, door adjustments and refinishing.

Kitchen cupboard door upcycling - 2 hour course - click here for more information and to book 
SPRAY PAINTING AND FINISHING DAY COURSE, £250

Spray Painting: Learn how to paint everything from an upcycled chair to your car.

 

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UPCYCLING & UPHOLSTERY COURSES

UPCYCLING AND UPHOLSTERY DAY CLASS, £150
Repair and re-upholster a dining chair.  For more important information about this class and to book, follow the link below.

Upcycling and Upholstery day class - for more information and to book, click here


Beginner’s Upholstery class (level 1), 3 hour class, £50
* Learn how to strip, pad and cover (chair only).
* Learn how to use upholstery tools and materials (chair only)
Basic upholstery sundries are included

Beginner's upholstery half-day class - for more information and to book, click here
 


Beginner’s Upcycling class (level 1), 3 hour class, £50
* Learn how to make minor repairs.
* Learn how to apply different paint and finishing techniques.
Beginner’s Upcycling class (level 1), 3 hour class, £50
* Learn how to make minor repairs.
* Learn how to apply different paint and finishing techniques.
PALLET UPCYCLING DAY COURSE - MAKE A CHAIR OR TABLE TO TAKE AWAY!

Upcycled Pallet Chair - Learn to construct a chair from pallet wood to take home.
Furniture can be flat packed for easy transportation home.
Construct a chair from pallet wood - click here for more information and to book.

Pallet Upcycling - make a table to take away! 10am-4pm - click here for more information and to book

 

NEW COURSE - BASIC PLASTERBOARDING AND FILLING

Basic plasterboarding and finishing course: 
Learn the skills required to cut and fix plasterboard to walls and ceilings including surface preparation, skimming, touch ups, managing windows and corners and more.

Basic plasterboarding and filling course, click here for more information and to book
BASIC TILING COURSE, 2 HOUR COURSE, £25
Basic Tiling Course:

Learn basic skills including setting out tiling work, different adhesives, tools,cutting tiles, tiling round different areas etc.

Basic tiling course - for more information and to book click here
BASIC COURSE- HOW TO LAY LAMINATE FLOORING, 2 HOUR COURSE, £25

BASIC COURSE - LEARN TO LAY LAMINATE FLOORING.
In this course you will learn how to plan out the laying of your floor, working out the total area so you purchase the correct amount of material. Different material thicknesses and the reasons for the choice. Underlay selection and cutting. Cutting the flooring to size and fitting each piece together and trimming the last section on each run. Dealing with the perimeter of the room and the edges of the flooring. Also removing scratches from laminate flooring.

 Basic course - how to lay laminate flooring - click here for more information and to book

Basic Electrical Course PART 1 AND 2, 3 HOUR COURSES

BASIC ELECTRICAL COURSE - PART 1, 3 HOUR COURSE, £30
Our Basic Electrical Course is for the DIY homeowner and is not a basic electrician course. You will learn how things work and what they do and ask all the questions you've ever had. This is not just 240V electrics but also the basics for DC and Audio. Learn about consumer units, breakers, lighting and power and lots more.

Basic electrical course - part 1 - click here for more information and to book

BASIC ELECTRICAL COURSE - PART 2 (PRACTICAL) - 3 HOUR COURSE, £30
Building on the theory from part 1, you will learn more practical skills.  See the website for more detailed course content.

Basic electrical course, part 2 (practical) - click here for more information and to book

BASIC PLUMBING COURSE, 3 HOUR COURSE, £30

This course is not designed to get you ready for a career as a professional plumber. This is for homeowners who want to learn the basics so they can repair or fix simple common plumbing problems around the house.

Basic Plumbing 3 hour course - click here for more information and to book.