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Furniture Making Courses

Come and join us on one of our bespoke courses. There is a year’s programme for those wanting a committed and evolving relationship with furniture making, and other shorter courses run in the weeks or weekends from work bench construction, to chair making.  The emphasis is on the development of hand skills, allowing for the building of a lasting and confident relationship with the intrinsic human impulse to create. The workshop is fully equipped with quality tools and workbenches for 6 participants, with a chill out space and with inspirational books and resources.”

Journey to Making

10 weekend Furniture making Programme over a year.

Develop all the essential skills to make Furniture with confidence.


Introduction to Woodworking

Make your own shaving horse. 3 days.

Learn basic joinery techniques while making a useful tool.




Build your own unique Moravian style workbench in

6 days.

A mortice and tenoned, dismountable workbench to suit the most exacting needs.


Making a

Coffee Table 

5 day course to make abeautiful Ash or Cherry Coffee table.

Learn fine joinery skills incuding turning, jointing and dovetailing.


Chair making 

Make a fine contemporary

hardwood chair

6 days


Nick's course gave me the confidence to make a piece of furniture from start to finish using joints that I did not think I was capable of making.

With Nick's patient tuition I learned which tools to use, how to use them correctly and safely and how to look after them.


We have two beautiful holiday getaways available at The Brake.  Owing to the craftsmanship and creativity in building them they each have their own unique character and quality.  They nestle privately within our 2/3 of an acre plot of land and offer the chance to relax in a hot tub or unwind in a sauna. Take a look at our Cabins page to learn more and to book your stay with us here at The Brake.

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