Woodwork & Fine Furniture Making School - Training Courses

Education in fine furniture craft

John offers full time furniture & cabinet making and antique restoration courses in blocks of 12 weeks up to one year.  These courses are suitable for those wishing to train for a career as a designer maker, the serious hobbyist or perhaps someone looking for an income in retirement.

Always mindful that the majority of our students must build a successful business career at the end of their time with us,  we are incredibly proud of our students’ post graduate achievements.  John is passionate about passing on his skills and nurturing new talent. Ultimately, having encouraged each student to fulfill their potential and finally seeing them succeed in their ambition is his greatest reward.  A few examples of our graduates’ work may be viewed here.

If you would like to learn more about how our courses would work for you or to meet John and look around the workshops please Contact Us.

Your training is incredibly important to us and will not be entrusted to anyone else, all teaching is carried out exclusively by John, who is available to students throughout the day, from 8.30am – 6pm and often beyond!


Our ever popular 2 and 5 day courses offer you the chance to try something completely new or hone and add to existing woodworking skills.

John offers a complete range of short training courses in furniture & cabinet making skills, antique furniture restoration, traditional hand finishing, veneering & laminating and wood machining.

Perhaps you have only ever made a bird table in woodwork at school or never even picked up a chisel but have a longing to try, you’ll be surprised how much you learn in just a few days of intensive teaching in a professional but relaxed and inspiring environment.

With their new found confidence students, often return for further weeks to extend their skills – creating with wood quickly becomes very addictive.