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Introduction to Furniture Making

Furniture Making @ The Cass

£915.00

Description

The course is designed to broaden understanding of the subject and materials, building from initial tool use sessions to give participants the necessary skills to design and make their own furniture.

 

Detailed Description

These one day a week, 15 week long courses are an introduction to basic furniture making skills and aim to give a useful grounding in:

 - Safe and effective use and maintenance of a broad range of hand and some portable power tools

 - Construction techniques, manipulating, joining and jointing timber and timber based materials

 - Sketching and draughtsmanship as a means of communication, taking information from and making working drawings.

 - Basic furniture forms, frames and carcases.

 - Surface preparation and finishing

Course Aims and Benefits

The course is designed to broaden understanding of the subject and materials, building from initial tool use sessions to give participants the necessary skills to design and make their own furniture.

Class sizes are kept small to enable all participants to receive individual guidance. Teaching is for the most part workshop based, with practical demonstrations and handouts. There is regular one to one discussion, planning and feedback.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at individuals with no prior experience, who have a desire to build their own furniture or others who may already have worked in furniture making or joinery and wish to develop their knowledge and skills further.

Dates: 03.03.18 - 07.07.18 (no classes 31.03.18, 07.04.18, 14.04.18 and 02.06.18)

Duration: Saturdays for 15 weeks, 11.00 – 17.00