One Week - Introduction to Fine Furniture Making

This course is designed for potential designer makers who have little or no practical skills, but plenty of enthusiasm.

You will be encouraged to understand the possibilities available to you in fine furniture making. With an insight into Williams and Cleal and other professional makers you will be awakened to your own potential.

Course content is listed at the bottom of this page

By the end of this week you will not only learn how to use tools to a professional standard but you also use these skills to produce a small piece to take home.

Book Now

Please send us your details, and your proposed course dates and we will be in touch as soon as possible to make your arrangements.

Course entry dates

Next course dates:

Monday 20th August 2018 to Friday 24th August 2018. BOOKING NOW. Please register your interest by contacting or call the office on 01984 667555.

The group number is restricted to ensure individual attention.


Fees for this week are £700. Accommodation costs are not included. A list of accommodation providers can be found on our location page.

If you require assistance arranging suitable accommodation please contact us.

Terms and Conditions

Please contact us to check course availability, or to discuss any details further. Should the course you select be full, you will be given the option of joining our waiting list.
When you reserve a place we will then email or send you a booking form for completion. We will also ask you for a non-refundable deposit of half the course fees. The balance will be due six weeks prior to its start.

If at the time of booking, the course starts within six weeks, we will ask you for the full amount.

When we receive the completed form and deposit, your place is secure. We will then send you a receipt, a list of course requirements and accommodation suggestions.

Course Content

  • Selection set up and sharpening of hand tools.
  • Use of hand and measuring tools.
  • Understanding basic workshop drawings.
  • Techniques to achieve successful chiselling and planeing.
  • Timber selection and identification.
  • Understanding basic joints.
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