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.

      



 

KIDS AND JUNIOR AUTUMN CLASSES 2019

Saturday Club and Parents and Child sessions
Please check the workshop to make sure of the age group as some projects will be more complex than others.

Please note children age 7 to 10 must be accompanied by an adult.   An adult or carer is welcome to attend with their child at no extra charge.

Please click on the links below for more information and to book:
January 3rd 2020, Parent and child sledge workshop, age 7+  10am-1pm (SPACES AVAILABLE)
Saturday 18th January, parent and child sledge workshop, age 7+ 10am-1pm (SPACES AVAILABLE)

Spring 2020 - Click on the link for more information and to book.

Parent and child class - Make a bird table, age7+ -  Saturday 18th January
Kids half-term - Propellor Clock, 10.30-3.30pm ages 10-16- Monday 17th February
Half-term Kids - Mini Trebuchet challenge, 10am-12pm, age 7+ - Tuesday 18th February
Half-term Kids - Parent and child class - Make a money box, 2-4pm, age 7+  Tuesday 18th February
Juniors - Build a wooden deckchair to take home, 9am-1pm, Age 10+  Wednesday 19th February
Half-term kids, learn how to use a variety of hand tools, 2-4pm, Age 8+ - Wednesday 19th February
Half-term Kids - Make your own sculpture, 10am-12pm, age 7+ - Thursday 20th February
Half term, Kids - Make your own wooden animals, 2-4pm, age 7+ - Thursday 20th February
Half term, Junior - Junior Woodwork class, 10am-1pm, age 10-16 Friday 21st February
Half-term Kids - Build a paddle boat challenge, 2-4pm, age 8+ - Friday 21st February

HOME DIY DAY COURSE, £125

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

DAY AND EVENING COURSE OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

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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.

Make a wooden deckchair, 4 hour class - click here for more information and to book £65

MAKE AN UPHOLSTERED FOOTSTOOL, £70

*NEW - AVAILABLE AS AN EVENING CLASS*

In week one of this course you will make and construct a hardwood footstool.
In week two you will learn to make an upholstered top.
We will provide materials apart from the fabric for the top. You will need to bring 1 meter of fabric of your choice.

 Make an upholstered footstool - two week evening class - for more information and to book click here

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/iNTERMEDIATE 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.

Make an indoor chair - click here for more information and to book£175
INTERMEDIATE WOODWORK PROJECT DAY COURSES

Intermediate - Build a Blanket Box - available as an evening and day course, £120

Make a Blanket Box - click here for more information and to book


Intermediate - Build your own coffee table, £150

Make a coffee table - click here for more information and to book

Intermediate - Build a contemporary magazine rack, £100

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

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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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.

 

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 Course - click here for more information and to book