Have you ever wanted to learn how to work with wood? Using hand tools and traditional joinery techniques you'll learn how to make solid handcrafted items to take away and treasure. The courses take place in our fully equipped teaching workshop, here at our premises in Yorkshire and are run by Freya Whamond, a talented local furniture designer and maker. All materials and tools are supplied and you will be able to work at your own pace in a relaxed and informal learning environment.

Taster Day
Spend a day crafting your project by hand and learn while you make. This course will give you a feel for working with wood using tools of the trade, offering an insight into a range of beginner skills including hand-planing, sawing, chisel work, using machinery and shaping. Whether you are a complete beginner, want to return to make a different project, or need a refresher, this is a great day in the workshop.

Beginner's Skill Building
If you see yourself progressing into woodwork, this two day course will help you on your way to understanding the fundamentals in more depth. Focus on setting up and using your tools efficiently and getting to grips with essential skills. With guidance you will follow a design drawing and build a trivet/plant stand with a simple hand cut halving joint for a useful yet beautiful object to take home.

Rustic Milking Stool
With guidance and practice you will create a three legged stool or side table of your own design. Over two days you will use traditional tools and equipment such as the shavehorse, drawknife and spokeshave, learning how to use edge tools to shape the timber working with the structure of the grain.

Creative Woodworking
This course is for those who have something unusual in mind that isn’t covered in one of my other courses. I love helping people to bring their ideas to life and after some brilliant and ambitious past designs. I do not currently have any creative woodworking course dates scheduled but if you would like to discuss a date with me please get in contact.

CourseDurationCostCourse DateTutor
Taster Day1 day£12018th February
19th February
26th February (FULLY BOOKED)
12th March
26th March
Freya Whamond
Beginner's Skill Building2 days£2254th-5th MarchFreya Whamond
Rustic Milking Stool2 days£22518th-19th MarchFreya Whamond
Creative Woodworking2 days£225Contact Freya for more informationFreya Whamond