British Hardwoods School of Woodwork

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 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.

Introduction to Creative Woodworking
Make a personal item of your own choosing, for example a serving board or a set of coat pegs and if time allows, a smaller item such as a simple salt & pepper shaker set or a tealight holder.

Rustic Milking Stool
With guidance and practise you will create a three legged stool or side table of your own design. The age old design of the milking stool uses traditional ‘through, wedged, round mortice & tenon’ joinery to give a sturdy yet simple joint. Over two days you will use traditional tools and equipment such as the shavehorse, drawknife and spokeshave. You will learn how to use edge tools to shape the timber working with the structure of the grain.

For information and to reserve your place - visit Freya's website.


Course Duration Cost 2021 Course Dates Tutor
Introduction to Creative Woodworking 1 day £85 (includes materials)

3rd December
4th December (2 spaces remaining)
16th December
17th December
18th December (2 spaces remaining)
21st December (2 spaces remaining)

Freya Whamond
Rustic Milking Stool 2 days £225 (includes materials)

26th-27th November (fully booked)
10th-11th December (3 spaces remaining)

Freya Whamond