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One day to go!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Just one more day to go until the March 12 week Furniture Making course comes to an end.

Check back on Friday for photos of the finished pieces!

Two days to go!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

With only two days left until the end of the course, the 12 week Furniture Making class are working hard to finish their personal project pieces.

Last week of the March Furniture Making course

Friday, May 28th, 2021

The March 12 week Furniture Making course are coming up to their final week on the course.

They have all been working hard to finish their personal project pieces, ready for the exhibition on the last day of the course.

Cabinets

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

The March ’21 Furniture Making class have finished their cabinets and tables (part of their Level 3 assessment) and have now started to make their final project pieces.

Toolboxes

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

This week the 12 week Furniture Making class have been busy working on their toolboxes.

Meet Beckie!

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Meet Beckie, the first bursary student on the 12 week Furniture Making course.

Before joining the course, Beckie set up her own van conversion business.

She came to the course to develop her woodworking skillset and to gain further joinery experience.

Mark Ripley – End of the October 12 week Advanced Furniture Making course

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

We ran the Advanced Furniture Making course for the first time at the end of last year between lockdowns. The students all had previous experience; one had done our 12 week Furniture Making course, two had degree level training and one had done private courses elsewhere. It was an enjoyable experience following a modular format of hand and machine skills revision, cabinet making, a chair module and a final personal project. The images are of the final projects. A Walnut and Birds Eye Maple veneered drinks cabinet, a cabinet in Ash and Elm, a console table in Cherry with Wenge detailing and a deconstructed chest of drawers in Pippy Oak and Walnut.

There are also modules on design and drawing techniques including an introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (CAD). The trips we had planned to visit workshops and galleries were sadly curtailed by COVID restrictions.

The Advanced course is more flexible than the 12 week Furniture Making course which is much more prescribed. It aims to develop student aspirations and allows for more creative interpretation of assignments.

The feedback from the 4 students who took part was very encouraging and we expect to run the course again in 12 months time.