Make a live-edge bench or table

South London

Make a live-edge bench or table

South London

May 7 - June 18
Cost: £250

Course details:

**This course is now full. I will be publishing new dates soon. Please email me if you would like to register your interest in taking part in a future course**

This course runs over six Tuesday evenings between 7 and 9.30pm*.

The project is to fashion a beautiful bench or side-table from live-edge timber, using traditional green-wood furniture making techniques.

You’ll learn the process of crafting the legs and undercarriage of the piece from green ash using traditional hand tools such as the froe, drawknife and spokeshave. You’ll then smooth off the top and sides of the bench before being taken through the process of assembly using traditional chair-making joinery techniques.

Then its yours to take home and sit on, look at, put things on – the choice is yours!

This course is a great introduction to the craft of green woodwork and an ideal stepping-stone to my more advanced 'Make a chair' course or more immersive chair-making courses in Wales. If you are interested in taking a combination of these I offer discounts for multiple bookings. Please contact me directly at to discuss.

*Please not there will be a break week in the middle of this course on Tues 28 May.

Course cost includes:

Basic materials are included, but there will be an additional charge for the bench or table-top timber. This will vary depending on the size of piece you choose and tree species, but is likely to be £40-80. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the course sessions.

Please note that course bookings are non-refundable unless cancellations are made at least a month before the start date. Requests to change dates can sometimes be accommodated depending on the availability of places and at my discretion. Also, as this course is time-limited, if you miss a class you may need to come along to a catch-up session in order to make sure you complete your piece within the allotted dates. Please read my T&Cs for details on my cancellation and catch-up policies.




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