Treat Yourself to a Weekend Woodworking Course this Summer
Immerse yourself in woodwork. Two days of action packed intensive tuition in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Indulge your creativity and improve your woodworking skills. Complete beginners very welcome. Teaching hours are from 8.30 am to 6pm (with tea breaks!) to enable everyone to gain as much as possible from their time in the workshops. Spend a weekend in the beautiful Sussex countryside, with excellent B&B and country pub accommodation nearby and Brighton just a short drive over the stunning South Downs.
Cabinetmaking Fundamentals 21-22 May & 20-21 August
Sharpening & Tuning Hand Tools 9-10 April & 16-17 July
Antique Furniture Care and Repairs 13-14 August & 3-4 December
Wood Machining 11-12 June & 1-2 October
Over the 25 years I have been running a successful bespoke furniture making and antique restoration business I have become passionate about passing on the skills and knowledge through my Woodworking School.
We have designed a range of educational long and short courses that have traditional hand skills at their core, the key requirement being simply enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge.
Stunning individually designed furniture in a traditional or contemporary style. Whether you have a definite design in mind or simply an idea, we can help you realise your dreams.
We also specialise in making accurate copies of chairs and furniture to match existing pieces or to complete a set.
Beautiful wooden coffee tables and bedside tables are often difficult to source. John has designed a range of unique furniture to fill this gap in the market.
We stock a selection of hand-picked tools that we have tested and use in our workshops, or would recommend to our students.
Our range includes some of the very best tools from around the world including Clifton, Lie-Nielsen, Veritas, Adria, Auriou, Lamello, Tormek, & Japanese tools. We also sell the very lovely Brusso hinges.
Thinking of a new Career?
John Lloyd offers full time intensive furniture making and antique restoration courses in blocks of 12 weeks up to one year, suitable for those wishing to train for a new career or the serious hobbyist.
Popular Short Courses
We offer intensive 5 day training courses in Furniture Making, Antique Furniture Restoration, Traditional Hand Finishing, Veneering & Laminating and Wood Machining.
John Lloyd have bench space to rent in newly restored barn workshops, includes use of fully equipped machine shop.