Make a dining chair

Furniture Making

Make a dining chair

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL PROJECT CLASS – Make an dining chair, day course


This is a joinery class focusing on the Mortise and Tenon joint. A very traditional method for creating a chair, the M&T joint is one that can be used in many of your home projects so understanding it will be a great asset to building future projects. Whether it’s beds, chairs, doors, cabinets or anything that requires load-bearing strength, the number of glue surfaces and the interlocking nature of the M&T joint will provide a lifetime of quality.

The skills covered in the project class will include marking out techniques and using a variety of power tools to cut and machine the material to the required dimensions. The style of the chair is a slip-seat dining chair but we do not upholster the seat in this class. This can be done at home at your leisure or we have a seat upholstery class to which you can bring the base and learn basic upholstery on your seat.

Hardwood is used in the creation of this dining-style chair.


  • Learn marking out techniques
  • Use the Mitre Saw
  • Router Table and jigs
  • Joinery techniques
  • Clamps
  • Sanding station
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw

General information for your visit.

Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes, and your own lunch. There is a local shop nearby if you wish to buy lunch or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee is provided at lunch.

If you have some of your own tools and would like to learn how to use them properly, then you are welcome to bring them and use them on the course. We have a fully equipped workshop so there is no need to bring anything, but some students like to bring their own.


Starts: 09:30 AM
Ends: 05:00 PM

Location: Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6JH

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.

Ticket Information

Make a dining chair 20th June 2024 9.30am-5.00pm
Sales Ended: 19 June 2024 04:00 PM
Make a dining chair 14th August 2024 9.30am-5.00pm
Make a dining chair 18th July 2024 - 9.30am-5.00pm
Sales Ended: 17 July 2024 04:30 PM

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"Brilliant…. Interesting, useful and fun. David clearly knows his stuff and communicates it clearly and with enthusiasm.."
Make a dining chair
"David was very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. I had a great day and learned a lot. Overall I highly recommend and I will return for another day workshop!"
Make a dining chair
"I attended the Woodworking Joints class and it was superb. David is a knowledgable bloke who explains things clearly. It was a good mix of theory and practical, and I came away having learned a lot, and itching to start some new projects. Thoroughly recommended!"
Make a dining chair