Furniture Making - City & Guilds, Lyme Regis. UK

What topics are covered by the course?

Timber types - identification, selection and preparation, including sheet materials

Cutting joints:
widening - butt, loose tongue, tongue and groove, dowel
mortise and tenons
dovetails - lapped and through
halving joints
Bending, laminating and rounding timber (including steaming)
Woodworking adhesives from PVA to epoxy


Use of power tools:
biscuit jointer
mortise machine
Introduction to large woodwork machinery and its uses

Making a rod
Looking at how to aid woodworking processes; specifically measuring, laying out and marking out. These techniques help prevent errors and also make duplicating projects much easier.

Who should attend?

Anyone looking for woodworking or fine furniture making skills.

What will I be able to do on completion?

See our Prospectus online for case studies of Woodworking Skills students and what they have gone on to do with their skills.

There is also a page on our website showing the impressive furniture students have built during the course.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed on the making of practical pieces such as dovetail joints, small tables as well as others. See our website for more information.

An intensive eight week course teaching students about wood and working with wood, from trees and wood selection through to jointing, laminating and bending. The course is highly practical and, while students achieve a City & Guilds 6217-05 (Carpentry & Joinery) or 6217-06 (Furniture Making) level 1 certificate at the end of the course, the syllabus is much wider than that required by City & Guilds. This is reflected by the additional award of a Boat Building Academy certificate.

Guide Price: 3,450

Delivery: In house
Category: Carpentry And Joinery »
Duration: 8 weeks

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