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 training courses.
We have designed a range of long and short courses that have traditional hand skills at their core, the key requirement being simply enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge.
Individually designed furniture in a traditional or contemporary style made by our experienced cabinet makers.
We also specialise in making accurate copies of chairs and furniture to match existing pieces or complete a set.
With our wealth of experience we can enable the hugely rewarding process of bringing antique furniture back to life.
We offer a complete range of restoration services covering both structural and cosmetic repairs to protect the value of your investment or bring a piece of furniture back into use.
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
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.
We offer intensive 5 day training courses in Furniture Making, Antique Furniture Restoration, Traditional Hand Finishing, Veneering & Laminating and Wood Machining.