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SHORT COURSES

Intermediate Furniture Making Course

Key Facts

Level: Intermediate

Tutor: Richard Mackley

Dates: 26 April to 5th July 2023 (no class 30th May)

Length of Course: 10 weeks

Study mode: Wednesday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm

Venue: Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LS


Course Content

This course aims to develop your skills necessary to make complex pieces of furniture. The course will include:

  • Marking and cutting dovetail joints and where they are used in furniture making
  • Correct sharpening of chisels and plane blades
  • Routing techniques
  • Veneering and basic inlay work
  • Fitting cabinet hinges
  • All of the above will be taught during the making of a project
  • Finishing techniques – Types of finish and applying the correct one to enhance your completed piece of furniture

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements although completion of the Herefordshire and Ludlow College’s ‘Furniture Making for Beginners’ evening course or basic furniture making skills are an advantage.

Materials Required

  • Protective clothing and footwear
  • Equipment and materials will be provided

Course Costs

Tuition Fee: £295 (this includes a charge for materials of £90.00)
Additional costs: No more than £20

NB These fees may be subject to change.