• British Hardwoods School of Woodwork

    We are pleased to announce an exciting new venture for British Hardwoods starting early in the New Year. As part of our ongoing expansion, we have allocated space for a fully equipped teaching area, and have teamed up with experienced tutor Chris Tribe, who will be running a series of weekend woodwork courses, here at our premises in Yorkshire.

    Tool Sharpening and Maintenance Course Two day weekend courses at British Hardwoods School of Woodwork

    The courses are aimed at the beginner woodworker and will focus on hand tools, covering the basic techniques such as tool sharpening and maintenance, basic jointing and dovetailing. The courses provide a firm foundation in the essentials of woodworking; sharp tools, precise measuring and marking technique, accurate sawing and planing, and the development of a meticulous approach. From this basis, sound woodworking technique can be built. Mixing this with the “woody” environment at British Hardwoods should make the courses an interesting and stimulating experience.

    Two day weekend courses at British Hardwoods School of Woodwork Basic Skills Course

    Chris has been making furniture since 1975 and became a professional designer/maker in 1990. After many years experience teaching evening classes at Loxley College in Sheffield,  Huddersfield Technical College and then at Leeds College of Art and Design, Chris started teaching small groups in his own workshop. The popularity of his courses has meant that Chris now spends a good deal more of his time teaching than making, and we are pleased to be collaborating with him on this exciting new project.

    Chris Tribe Woodwork Courses Chris Tribe Woodwork Courses

    The courses dates are as follows:

    Tool Sharpening and Maintenance:

    13th-14th January 2018

    28th-29th April 2018

    18th-19th August 2018

    1st-2nd December 2018

    For more information and availability, follow the link: Tool Sharpening and Maintenance Course

    Basic Skills:

    24th-25th February 2018

    9th-10th May 2018

    29th-30th September 2018

    For more information and availability, follow the link: Basic Skills Course


    24th-25th March 2018

    14th-15th July 2018

    27th-28th October 2018

    For more information and availability, follow the link: Dovetailing Course

    Places on each course are limited, and some courses are already filling up, so please book early to reserve your place.

    If you’re not sure which course would best suit your needs, Chris would be happy to advise you. His full contact details can be found on his website:


  • Christmas Opening 2016


    We will be open until lunchtime on Friday 23rd December. Our offices and factory will then be closed until the New Year. We will re-open at 8.00am on Tuesday 3rd January.

    Orders can still be placed on our online shop over the Christmas period, and will be processed on our return. Please feel free to send any enquiries by email, which we will attend to on our return.

    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2017.


  • We are now Mobile Enabled!

    Visitors to our website might have noticed a few changes this last week. We have updated our website to responsive theme - which means that it can now be viewed easily on smaller devices such as tablets and mobile phones.


    When viewed on a standard computer or laptop the website looks pretty much the same as it did before. It's only when you access the website via a mobile device that you really see the difference. Some of the main menus have been condensed and compacted - but everything is more or less where it usually is. Customers can log in to their accounts, view the status of their orders and even place orders while they are out and about.

    We hope you find the new layout easy to use - if you come across any problems at all please don't hesitate to contact us on 01535 637755.


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