Woodwork & Carpentry Workshops London

Carpentry & Woodwork workshops for Beginners in London

If you would like to enjoy the peace that comes with learning and using traditional skills, then our woodwork and carpentry workshops will inspire you to build a new hobby into a life long passion.

If your knowledge of woodwork is a feint but fond memory of CDT or carpentry at school, you are in the right place. Beginners are offered plenty of help and more experienced students may work at their own pace. Our workshops are kept small and each class has a tutor and qualified assistant.

Learn more about each workshop by selecting dates and fees and registration info at bottom of the page.

Our selection of woodwork workshops include beginner’s carpentry, woodcarving, woodturning and furniture/cabinet-making. It doesn’t matter which one you take first, like learning the piano – you can learn the basics no matter what tune you play.

We have a wonderful group of carpentry tutors who are each respected craftspeople, teaching the same classic woodwork skills in their own style, and share their passion for woodcraft in a relaxing and inspiring manner.

During each of our practical workshops we introduce learners to basic hand tool skills – so you can discover the joy of working with beautifully made chisels, saws, planes, spoke-shaves and hand routers. We’ll also advise you on the best tools to purchase and how to take care of them so that they last several lifetimes.

Through the process of making your own project during each workshop, you will learn a classic set of techniques. These  include constructing joints, dovetails and simple frames, which can then be used to build further projects at home such as bookcases, cupboards or tables.

All personal protection, use of tools and materials are included. 

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Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details
Sat 24/11/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Make a shelf Details
Sun 25/11/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day Sold Out Popular course! Details
Sat 01/12/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sun 02/12/2018 10:00 17:00 CIGAR BOX GUITAR 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Brand new course Details
Mon 07/01/2019 14:30 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 AFTERNOONS - WOOD TABLE 12 Weeks £595.00 (GBP) Make a wooden table! Details
Mon 07/01/2019 14:30 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 AFTERNOONS 6 Weeks £345.00 (GBP) Hardwood & softwood box. Details
Mon 07/01/2019 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - WOOD TABLE 12 weeks £595.00 (GBP) Make a wood table! Details
Tue 08/01/2019 10:00 17:00 24 WEEK WOODWORK COURSE 24 weeks £2,400.00 (GBP) In depth course. Details
Tue 08/01/2019 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - TOOLBOX 12 weeks £595.00 (GBP) Sells out fast Details
Tue 08/01/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 EVENINGS 6 Weeks £345.00 (GBP) Hardwood & softwood box. Details
Tue 08/01/2019 18:30 21:00 MAKE A WOOD CHAIR - 12 EVENINGS 12 Weeks £655.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Wed 09/01/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 5 evenings £345.00 (GBP) Woodwork fundamentals. Details
Thu 10/01/2019 18:30 21:00 WOODWORK - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - EVENINGS 6 weeks £345.00 (GBP) Make a low wood stool Details
Sat 12/01/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345.00 (GBP) Make a stool! Details
Sun 13/01/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Make a shelf Details
Sun 20/01/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sat 26/01/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 2 days £345.00 (GBP) Woodwork fundamentals. Details
Sun 27/01/2019 10:00 17:00 CIGAR BOX GUITAR 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Brand new course Details
Sun 03/02/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Fantastic beginners course Details
Sat 09/02/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Wed 13/02/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO SHARPENING 1 evening £70.00 (GBP) Great addition to our carpentry courses Details
Sat 16/02/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Make a shelf Details
Sun 17/02/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Popular course! Details
Sat 23/02/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345.00 (GBP) Make a stool! Details
Sun 24/02/2019 10:00 17:00 WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SUNDAYS 2 Sundays £345.00 (GBP) Make a low wood stool Details
Mon 25/02/2019 14:30 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 AFTERNOONS 6 Weeks £345.00 (GBP) Hardwood & softwood box. Details
Tue 26/02/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 EVENINGS 6 Weeks £345.00 (GBP) Hardwood & softwood box. Details
Wed 27/02/2019 18:30 21:00 WOODWORK - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - EVENINGS 6 weeks £345.00 (GBP) Make a low wood stool Details
Thu 28/02/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 5 evenings £345.00 (GBP) Woodwork fundamentals. Details
Sat 09/03/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 2 days £345.00 (GBP) Woodwork fundamentals. Details
Sun 10/03/2019 10:00 17:00 CIGAR BOX GUITAR 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Brand new course Details
Sun 17/03/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sat 23/03/2019 10:00 17:00 WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SATURDAYS 2 Saturdays £345.00 (GBP) Make a low wood stool Details
Sun 24/03/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Popular course! Details
Sun 31/03/2019 10:00 17:00 CIGAR BOX GUITAR 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Brand new course Details
Thu 04/04/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO SHARPENING 1 evening £70.00 (GBP) Great addition to our carpentry courses Details
Sat 06/04/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Make a shelf Details
Sun 07/04/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Mon 08/04/2019 09:00 17:00 FULL TIME FURNITURE MAKING - 12 WEEK COURSE 12 weeks full-time £7,000.00 (GBP) Flexible start dates Details
Mon 08/04/2019 09:00 17:00 FULL TIME FURNITURE MAKING - 24 OR 46 WEEK COURSE 24 or 46 weeks full-time £12,000.00 (GBP) Flexible start dates Details
Mon 29/04/2019 14:30 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 AFTERNOONS - WOOD TABLE 12 Weeks £595.00 (GBP) Make a wooden table! Details
Mon 29/04/2019 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - WOOD TABLE 12 weeks £595.00 (GBP) Make a wood table! Details
Tue 30/04/2019 18:30 21:00 MAKE A WOOD CHAIR - 12 EVENINGS 12 Weeks £655.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sun 12/05/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Popular course! Details
Sat 25/05/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sat 01/06/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 2 days £345.00 (GBP) Woodwork fundamentals. Details
Sun 02/06/2019 10:00 17:00 CIGAR BOX GUITAR 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Brand new course Details
Thu 13/06/2019 18:30 21:00 WOODWORK - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - EVENINGS 6 weeks £345.00 (GBP) Make a low wood stool Details
Sat 15/06/2019 10:00 17:00 WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SATURDAYS 2 Saturdays £345.00 (GBP) Make a low wood stool Details
Sun 16/06/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Fantastic beginners course Details
Sun 23/06/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sun 30/06/2019 10:00 17:00 CIGAR BOX GUITAR 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Brand new course Details
Sun 07/07/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) New course! Details
Sun 14/07/2019 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175.00 (GBP) Fantastic beginners course Details
Thu 25/07/2019 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO SHARPENING 1 evening £70.00 (GBP) Great addition to our carpentry courses Details
Wed 11/09/2019 10:00 17:00 12 WEEK ADVANCED WOODWORK PROJECT 12 Weeks £1,200.00 (GBP) Advanced skills Details

Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk