Furniture - Design & Make Wooden Furniture

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to design and make original items of furniture. You will be given demonstrations on woodworking techniques and guidance on your own unique project.

Course Content

Through practical exercises you will develop the core woodworking skills that you will further develop as the course progresses. These skills will consist of simple joint cutting using both hand and power tools (saws, chisels etc.) Theoretical work will concentrate on the nature and structure of timber, enabling you to create a successful and effective design. You will develop your initial concept through sketches to more finished scale drawings.

Please note that you will be required to purchase additional materials for this course in order to complete your work. The cost will depend on size and scale of your project, and you will receive guidance from the tutor. Please see 'additional information' tab for more information.

Entry Requirements

No prior skills or experience needed, but students with previous experience are welcome.

First Class Requirements

A notepad or sketchbook, a 2b pencil, comfortable footwear.

Attendance Requirements

Whilst it is recognised that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes make attendance difficult if not impossible, it should be noted that the opportunities to "catch up" are limited should a class be missed (particularly in the first few weeks), therefore full attendance should be regarded as the ideal to be aimed for.

Assessment Methods

You will get regular feedback and guidance throughout the course. There will be opportunities to share ideas and show work through group discussions

Further Study Options

Advice and guidance can be offered by the tutor to those students who wish to progress further in the craft.

Additional Information

Tools will be provided by the college, though students will be encouraged to purchase a small but select number of critical hand tools for their own use. Timber for projects has to be provided by students (advice on suitable timber suppliers will be given as part of the course)

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area.