The Williams & Cleal Workshop

Our workshops are in the heart of the beautiful West Somerset countryside, situated on the edge of the Brendon Hills offering stunning views across the Quantock Hills. This beautiful location, combined with a well equipped workshop makes Williams and Cleal the perfect investment of time in your future career or hobby.

The Workshop

The workshop to basically split up into two areas; at one end of the workshop Justin and Andrew make commissions, and at the other end there is a dedicated teaching area, where Jim the workshop tutor, oversees all the students. 

We feel this provides the perfect solution; the students have the opportunity to see work being produced in a commercial setting, while having their own dedicated teaching area to concentrate on their own projects.

We restrict student numbers to a maximum of 8, to ensure as much personal tuition as possible.  We provide each student with their own cabinet making bench and workspace, storage, worklight and stool.  There are also facilities for secure tool storage.



The Machine Shop

We are fully equipped with all the standard wood working machines and hand power tools you would expect to find in a small to medium sized professional workshop. All machines meet current Health and Safety regulations and are fully extracted and maintained.


The main machines include:

  • Bandsaw
  • Dimension saw
  • Single end tenoner
  • Planer
  • Thicknesser
  • Mortiser
  • Spindle moulder
  • Belt sander

The Creative Hub

The study room or creative hub is where you will learn your design, Auto-CAD, drawing and presentation skills. There is also another room used for reference material, tutorials and lectures, as well as photography.

Other Amenities

There is a small kitchen equipped with a sink, kettle, toaster and microwave to prepare food and make hot drinks. Both the machine shop and study room have toilet facilities. Adequate parking is also provided at the workshop.

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