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.

      



 

HOME DIY COURSE

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

Number of students: 4 max
Price: £125
Duration:1 Day (10:00 – 16:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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BASIC WOODWORKING AND DIY COURSE

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

Number of students: 4 max
Price: £175
Duration:1 Day (0900 - 1700) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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POWER TOOL COURSE

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

Number of students: 4 max
Price: £200
Duration:1 Day (0900 - 1700) Day Courses Only
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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SPRAY PAINTING AND FINISHING COURSES

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

Number of students: 2 max
Price: £250
Duration:1 Day (0930 - 1700) Day Courses Only
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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UPCYCLING & UPHOLSTERY COURSE (DAY CLASS)

Upcycling & Upholstery Course: Basic upholstery and repair of furniture.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration:1 Day (09:00 – 17:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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UPCYCLING & UPHOLSTERY COURSE (EVENING CLASS)

Upcycling & Upholstery Course: Basic upholstery and repair of furniture.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration: 6 Evenings (19:30 – 21:30) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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                                               Next classes from the 19th Apr to 24th May

PALLET UPCYCLING FOR THE GARDEN

Pallet Upcycling For The Garden: Making furniture from old pallets.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £125
Duration:1 Day (10:00 – 16:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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Saturday Kids Club

Saturday Kids Club 11-16 year olds: Where your children can learn basic woodwork skills in a safe friendly environment. We have a number of different project courses and skills courses to improve your child's knowledge and experience with hand tools.

The will learn how to safely use:- Hammer, Square, Drill, Screws, Nails, Tapes and Rulers, Straight edge, Coping saw, Tenon saw, Center and Nail punches, Clamps, Files and Rasps, Sanding and how to use them safely and properly. See below for links to further details on each of the courses.

Number of students: 6 max

Price: £25
Duration: (10:00 – 12:00) or (14:00  16:00)
Run by: David Free
at Great British Woodshop
07767445343

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Children's Project Courses

Easter Holiday Children's workshop - 5th April, Propellor Clock

Easter Holiday Children's workshop - 6th April, Lego minifigure/collection display

Easter Holiday Children's workshop - 12th April, Wooden Head Phone Holder

Parent and child session - 13th April, Bird House