TUESDAY EVENING COURSE: Introduction to Furniture Making
Dates: 31 October 2023 to 05 December 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£200 plus materials (up to £50 during the course)Book Here
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If you would prefer to pay by cheque or cash, please contact us and we will make arrangements for you as needed.
Price includes tuition and tools but materials (up to £50) are payable during the course.
Places are strictly limited to 6 people to allow all attendees to get the best learning experience and time with the tutor.
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 and maker Tom Philipson in this rewarding and fascinating six-week stool making evening class.
Over six-weeks, you’ll learn the basics of furniture making and make your own three-legged wooden stool. It’s sleek but sturdy design is eye-catching, but it being handcrafted by you will undoubtedly impress your friends and family.
This course will equip you with a breadth of transferrable skills and workshop know-how to then tackle other making projects. You’ll learn how to mark out and gauge, set out and design your stool before covering all the basic hand woodworking techniques including cutting and planing, joining and wedging , drilling and bandsawing, gluing up and clamping, before sanding, finishing and polishing.
You’ll work with reclaimed wood and understand how to sharpen, care for and maintain your tools giving you all the skills and confidence you will need for future furniture project conception and execution.
Students are encouraged to use the self-directed Drop-In Making Days in the workshop during the six weeks to progress their stool project and work on other furniture design/build projects where a technician will be on hand. These workshops are non-booked and work on a drop in basis. They’re priced at £10 an hour plus an additional cost if machining is required by a technician.
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 and delivers workshops in crafts-based product development.