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Introduction to Furniture Making

Key Facts

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Richard Mackley

Course dates: 17th January to 28th March (no class on 21st February); Dates: 25th April to 4th July (no class on 30th May)

Length of course: 10 weeks

Study mode: Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 8:00pm

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

Course Content

This course aims to provide you with the necessary furniture making skills to make basic furniture. The course will include:

  • Tools and their usage including sharpening of chisels and plane blades
  • Basic woodworking joints used in furniture making; when and where to use them
  • The Project – Drawing up a Cutting list, Planning the making, employing and developing the skills already learnt
  • Finishing Techniques – Types of finish and applying the correct one to enhance your completed piece of furniture

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements although an interest in furniture and furniture making is important.

Materials Required

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

Course Costs

Tuition Fee: £295.00 (this includes a charge for materials of £90.00)

Materials Fee: No more than £20

NB These fees may be subject to change