Improve your woodworking & furniture making skills with a short course at the Peter Sefton Furniture School

If you've been thinking about pursuing a passion for woodworking and improving your furniture making skills, why not sign up for a short course at the Peter Sefton Furniture School including a beginners' course, one focusing on routing, another on French polishing and various others.

The Peter Sefton Furniture School was founded in 2009 by award-winning master craftsman and furniture maker, who has over 35 years' experience. Peter has devoted more than 20 years of his professional career to teaching and mentoring as a qualified lecturer and assessor.

The only private purpose-built furniture school of its kind in the UK, the award-winning school is set within three acres of grounds on a 17th century farmstead, at the foot of the Malvern Hills. It's an inspiring and idyllic place to learn, with excellent transport links via the M5 and M50.

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Beginners' Course
Learn the essential skills needed to use a variety of furniture making tools – the beginners’ course introduces students to the importance of sharpness and how to sharpen hand tools, as well as accurate joint cutting techniques while making a dovetailed and tenoned letter rack in English sweet chestnut

2022 course dates: 21–25 March; 9–13 May; 4–8 July 
Duration: Five days (from 08:30am-17:30pm)
Cost: £720 including all materials

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Improvers’ Course – Box Making
This improvers’ course is aimed at students who already have a foundation in basic furniture making skills. Make a stylish, small accurately mitred box with hinged lid and veneered and inlaid top, using purely hand skills. Suitable for students who already have good furniture making skills and are practised in tool care and sharpening, and designed to follow on from the beginners’ course.

Course dates: 13–17 June
Duration: Five days (from 08:30am-17:30pm)
Cost: £720 including all materials

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Routing Course
Learn essential skills you’ll need to use hand-held and table-mounted routers; understand the importance of router and cutter selection as well as accurate and safe setting up while making a jointed tool tray. The third day teaches more advanced routing skills and techniques including jig design and making, tool care and curved work.

2022 course dates: 31 Jan–2 Feb; 2–4 March; 23–25 May; 27–29 June
Duration: Three days (from 09:00am-17:00pm)
Cost: £395 including all materials

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Improvers’ Course – Table Making
This improvers’ course is aimed at those who already have a good understanding of basic furniture making skills. Students will make an elegant table in ash using hand joints and wood machines. Peter Sefton designed this intensive course to follow on from the beginners’ course; however, it's also suitable for students who already possess good furniture making skills and are practised in tool care and sharpening.

2022 course dates: 7–11 February
Duration: Five days (from 08:30am-17:30pm)
Cost: £720 including all materials

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French Polishing Course
This short course is ideal for participants who'd like to learn how to finish furniture using traditional wood finishing and French polishing techniques. The course is also suitable for restorers and owners of antique furniture.

2022 course dates: 4–5 April; 16–17 May; 20–21 June
Duration: Two days (from 09:00am-17:00pm)
Cost: £325 including all materials

For more information on any of these courses at the Peter Sefton Furniture School, visit www.peterseftonfurnitureschool.com or call 01684 591 014.

Peter Sefton Furniture School address: The Threshing Barn, Welland Road, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire WR8 0SN

COMPANY INFO
The Peter Sefton Furniture School
The Threshing Barn, Welland Road
Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire
WR8 0SN
01684 591 014

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