Furniture Making


Furniture Making Classes


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Juniors – Build a canvas deckchair to take home. Age 11+

Build a deckchair to take home. Costs reflect the price of the wood involved in the project. Students will learn valuable skills including respect for tools and carpentry and construction skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling, sanding, shaping and assembly.

Make a canvas deckchair workshop

4 HOUR CLASS Build yourself one of the most comfortable chairs that are as much at home on an ocean liner or by the beach.

Make a child’s chair

DAY CLASS This class will involve marking out, cutting and creating Mortise & Tenon joints so understanding them will be a great asset to building future projects. This small child size chair that can be handed down from generation to generation, is a miniature copy of the full size adult chair so all the same techniques are used.

Make a coffee table

DAY CLASS INTERMEDIATE Make a coffee table to take away. Upgrade to hardwood materials is possible. No fixings in this project, this is a joinery class. The finished size of the table is not set, you can vary the size to suit your requirements.

Make a serving tray

DAY CLASS FOR BEGINNERS Build a beautiful and practical wooden serving tray using power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting, and jointing.
A finished stool made at the Great British Woodshop

Make a Stool

3 HOUR CLASS Learn how to use Pocket Hole joinery to create a handy stool for plenty of uses around the house.

Make a wooden deckchair

4 HOUR CLASS Build an Adirondack Chair from upcycled pallet wood. A great addition to any back garden.

Make a dining chair

DAY CLASS INTERMEDIATE This course will involve marking out, cutting and creating Mortise & Tenon joints so understanding it will be a great asset to building future projects. The style of the chair is a slip-seat dining chair made from hardwood.

Make an upcycled garden planter

SHORT COURSE, 3 HOURS MADE FROM UPCYCLED WOOD. The course will cover an overview of the tools and techniques used in pallet upcycling. You will create your own garden planter.

Make an upholstered footstool with storage

DAY CLASS BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE Make a footstool with an upholstered top. You will use different joinery skills and learn how to use different power tools to create a useful piece of furniture.

Woodworking Joints

DAY CLASS Mortice and tenon joints are used for many different types of construction including the construction of tables, chairs, doors, stools to name a few. This class covers the traditional methods and also explores modern practical joinery.



"An excellent day course, that provided a complete overview of Spray Painting with a good balance of progressive theory and practical application. David's extension knowledge and skill allows for the training to be delivered at an individual level, all practical skills were delivered with all safety considerations taught using first class equipment and materials. Overall a professionally delivered skills course, all you need to start spraying safety with plenty of tips and advice throughout the day, thanks. "
Nick O'Shea
Ultimate Power tools - "A really good course, covering everything that you might need or want to know. I really recommend it. Fantastic. I'll be going back for some more as there is a great range of areas covered by the various courses."
Simon Hall
Upholstery full day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair - "As a lover of all things arts and crafts, I was very excited to find a woodwork company that offered day classes, rather than courses, relatively locally. The course I attended was run by David, who seems to be a master in pretty much everything and an all-round fascinating man. Nearly eight hours in the workshop flew by and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. What a workshop!!! There are many courses covering a wide variety of topics from plumbing to making a deck chair; I attended the full day upholstery class. In addition to coming home with a wonderfully revamped kitchen chair, I learnt so much from David, just chatting to him about woodwork and tools. The Great British Woodshop really is great. Fantastic in fact. I highly recommend them and in actual fact have booked on my next project!"
Leanne O'Neill