1 week training course in woodwork?

29 Jun 2006
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United Kingdom
Can anyone recommend a training course for a complete beginner in woodwork, ideally a 1-week full time course to get me started? I'd like to do a sort of "summer school", and pick up the very basics for DIY.

I'm aiming to learn how to make simple furniture and the like - stools, coffee tables, boxes perhaps, that sort of thing. I have found a few "fine furniture" courses, but they are not only expensive, but also require you to go on a preparatory course about the tools. I don't want anything quite so far reaching - just "here's a piece of wood. This is how you shape it, and this is how you fix it to some other pieces of wood to make something. Now you try.".

http://www.woodworkshop.co.uk offer pretty much what I'm looking for, but the next course isn't until September, and they are some distance from me too :).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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your local council evening classes would be a good place to start

or indeed college courses
you can only make nice but quite basic and somtimes rustic[crued ]furniture without more than very basic tools and many many hours of mistakes[learning ;) ]

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