Weekend Courses

Due to the popularity of John’s practical Masterclasses held at DICTUM in Germany he has decided to bring the format to the UK in 2016

All classes will be held at John’s workshops at Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill, East Sussex RH15 0SJ

Under John’s expert guidance and tuition students will cover many of the basics of fine furniture making and antique restoration. Simply choose the areas you wish to study. No prior experience is necessary, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are the only requirements. Perfect for both the first timer or those wishing to advance their existing skills.


Tuition starts at 9am sharp, finishes at 5pm

Course NameDurationDatesCost
Sharpening & Tuning Hand Tools2 days2017
19-20 August
Cabinetmaking Fundamentals2 days2017
22-23 April
29-30 July
Antique Furniture Care and Repairs2 daysBack in 2018£250
Wood Machining2 days2017
4-5 March
1-2 July
11-12 November

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