Bespoke Service

For those of you who have very specific requirements and or time constraints, please contact us directly to discuss a tailor-made programme.

Past programmes have included:

  • a focus on tool sharpening and honing your hand skills. 
  • College leavers wanting some experience in a commercial setting. 
  • Development of your portfolio before persuing a making job. 
  • Focusing on building a design identity. 
  • Design and making advice on a specific project.
  • Learning some advanced machining techniques.
  • Learning very specific processes e.g steaming beanding or laminating.

The duration of the bespoke course can be extremely flexible from 1 day to 1 years. This can also be undertaken using a variety of different attendance patterns. Click here to read first hand experiences.

This mode of study is very beneficial for international students.


Fees are obviously variable but would include the cost of initial projects.

Accommodation and meals are not included and a list of accommodation providers can be found on our location page.

If you require assistance arranging suitable accommodation please contact us.

Course entry dates

Throughout the year.

Terms and conditions

Please contact us to check course availability, or to discuss details further.

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.

First Hand Experiences



Asmau Musa Wada

Course duration - 3 weeks

Asmau joined us from Nigeria where she is setting up a company designing and making beds.

She wanted an overview on the making processes and machines needed to set up her workshop.

"We visited a range of large workshops and a factory which used CNC machines. Now I know about different types of wood and how the beds will be made. I've been designing a range of beds and I have a list of the machines I need. It's been a very worthwhile three weeks.”"

Andrew Owen

Course Duration - 3 months

Having studied an HND in 'Furniture Studies' at Bucks College, Andrew wanted to hone his skills, and build upon his portfolio before finding himself a potential employer.

"My 3 month bespoke course allowed me to continue directly from where I left off at college, taking my work to the next level, in a  commercial workshop environment.  I learnt lots from watching Justin and Jim working on commissions, which gave me something to aspire too!”"

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