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Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

Hands-on woodworking courses for budding designer/makers and keen DIY enthusiasts.

This hands-on woodworking course has been designed for budding designer/makers or keen DIY enthusiasts that would like to gain the skills necessary to create their own furniture.

A series of workshop activities will ensure that you complete the course with finished work and practical woodwork skills.

The course takes place in fully-equipped workshops in the Rycotewood Furniture Centre, and all materials are provided.

Each block of classes will focus on a different project allowing you to attend multiple blocks. Previous projects have included a chopping board and a small stool and you may be interested in visiting the tutors’ YouTube page and/or websites and

Please note this course will not run during school holidays.

What I'll learn

You will learn about:

  • tools: their selection, use and care
  • timber identification and selection
  • basic cabinetmaking
  • hardware and fixings
  • alternative construction methods
  • finishing

Re-enrol for further terms to gain more experience and make more complex pieces of your own.

Take a look at our furniture courses if you're interested in full-time study, or explore other woodwork and creative arts short courses if you want to develop further creative skills.


How I'll learn

You learn the basic woodworking skills and gradually build up practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practice.

At the end you will have a finished piece of furniture to include in a portfolio and have gained the knowledge, experience and confidence to attempt basic furniture making projects of your own.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You only need a passion for woodwork and the enthusiasm to have fun whilst making!


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.