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Furniture Making Course: Fundamentals of Furniture Making – Part 1 with Aidan McEvoy

August 13th 2022 @ 9:00 am - August 14th 2022 @ 5:00 pm


This is the first part of a two part beginner’s course. You can do part one as a stand-alone course and then decide whether return to further extend your skills in part two. The aim is to give you a firm grounding in the fundamentals of making furniture. You will begin by making a breadboard from locally sourced English hardwood. This is an ideal project to help you learn the vital skills of making a piece of wood ‘flat, square and straight’ using a hand plane.

Mastering these traditional skills will help you to achieve perfection in everything you make, whether simple or complex. The ability to achieve flat, square and straight was the very first thing I was taught as a student and it underpins all furniture making techniques.

This course is suitable for beginners but it is by no means basic. We look at each technique in-depth. This will help you begin developing genuine expertise that you can draw on in the future, whether you take only this course or go on to further training.

You do not need to buy any tools or equipment, all hand tools and materials are provided.


August 13th 2022 @ 9:00 am
August 14th 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Aidan McEvoy Fine Furniture
Willey Park Farm, Alton Road,
Farnham, Surrey GU10 5ER
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