Self Build Shelf Build Workshop
Date: 07 October 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
£80 per person
Advanced booking is essential through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
Price includes all materials, tools and tuition, but a material supplement fee of £40 – £60 may be required if another finish is desired.
If you would prefer to pay by cheque or cash, please contact us and we will make arrangements for you as needed.
Places are strictly limited to 6 people.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Join award winning designer, maker and Farmer’s Arms workshop manager Tom Philipson as he guides you through this one day shelf building workshop.
Are you running out of shelf space and reluctant to de-clutter? Are piles of your beloved books and old and questionable CD’s piling high on the floor? Obviously the solution is stylish new shelves!
Using everyday, easily obtainable materials, you will create a unique multi-platformed shelf for your home. Workshop manager Tom Philipson will be on hand to take you through a variety of basic woodworking techniques to develop and finish your shelf in a day.
This workshop will take you step by step through the process of designing, building and finishing your shelf in a day and wield you with the skills and knowledge to realise future self build projects.
If our workshops take your fancy, but you’re not local to The Farmer’s Arms, we have accommodation so you can make a weekend out of your visit. The Farmer’s Barn is our self-catering hostel perfect for solo travellers and The Farmer’s Loft is our spacious six person apartment situated above the workshop.
- How everyday materials can be transformed into functional objects through clever design
- A wide variety of basic woodworking techniques
- A range of finishing techniques
About the tutor:
Training as a cabinet maker at 16 years old, Tom then went on to study furniture conservation and restoration and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Drawing on his experience, he moved into furniture and product design, working with Grizedale Arts to create bamboo implements, multi-purpose furniture, display systems, garden gates and table ware for The Farmer’s Arms, Lawson Park and GA’s many local, national and international projects. Now the workshop manager at The Farmer’s Arms, Tom has developed The Farmer’s Arms’ mould-based pottery techniques, designed and built much of the furniture.