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 Register
Sat 24/02/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day Make a shelf Details Sold Out
Sat 03/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 04/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 10/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Sold Out
Sat 10/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOOD VENEERING 1 day £175 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 11/03/2018 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SUNDAYS 2 Sundays £345 New course! Details Register
Sat 17/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 25/03/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Mon 09/04/2018 09:00 17:00 FULL TIME FURNITURE MAKING - 24 OR 46 WEEK COURSE 24 or 48 weeks full-time £12000 Flexible start dates Details Sold Out
Mon 16/04/2018 14:30 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 AFTERNOONS - WOOD TABLE 12 Weeks £695 Make a wooden table! Details Register
Mon 16/04/2018 14:30 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 AFTERNOONS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Mon 16/04/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - WOOD TABLE 12 weeks £695 Make a wood table! Details Register
Mon 16/04/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 EVENINGS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Tue 17/04/2018 14:30 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 AFTERNOONS - TOOLBOX 12 weeks £695 Sells out fast Details Register
Tue 17/04/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - TOOLBOX 12 weeks £695 Sells out fast Details Register
Tue 17/04/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - BOX & BOOK ENDS 12 weeks £745 Make a box & book ends Details Register
Wed 18/04/2018 10:00 17:00 12 WEEK ADVANCED WOODWORK PROJECT 12 Weeks £1200 New Course Details Register
Wed 18/04/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - EVENINGS 6 weeks £345 Make a Low Wood Stool Details Register
Thu 19/04/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 5 evenings £325 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 22/04/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 28/04/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 29/04/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sun 06/05/2018 10:00 17:00 GREEN WOOD MEDITATION STOOL 2 days £345 New Course! Details Register
Sun 13/05/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 19/05/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 2 days £325 Brand new course! Details Register
Thu 24/05/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO SHARPENING 1 evening £70 Great addition to our carpentry courses Details Register
Sat 26/05/2018 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SATURDAYS 2 Saturdays £345 New course! Details Register
Sun 03/06/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 2 days £325 Brand new course! Details Register
Wed 06/06/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 5 evenings £325 Brand new course! Details Register
Thu 07/06/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - EVENINGS 6 weeks £345 Make a Low Wood Stool Details Register
Sat 09/06/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Mon 11/06/2018 14:30 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 AFTERNOONS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Mon 11/06/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 EVENINGS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 17/06/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 23/06/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 24/06/2018 10:00 17:00 GREEN WOOD MEDITATION STOOL 2 days £345 New Course! Details Register
Sun 01/07/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 07/07/2018 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SATURDAYS 2 Saturdays £345 New course! Details Register
Sun 15/07/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 21/07/2018 10:00 17:00 WOODWORK SUMMER SCHOOL - SET OF STEPS 5 consecutive days £695 Make a set of steps Details Register
Sat 21/07/2018 10:00 17:00 WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL 5 days £645 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Mon 10/09/2018 14:30 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 AFTERNOONS - WOOD TABLE 12 Weeks £695 Make a wooden table! Details Register
Mon 10/09/2018 14:30 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 AFTERNOONS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Mon 10/09/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - WOOD TABLE 12 weeks £695 Make a wood table! Details Register
Mon 10/09/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 EVENINGS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Tue 11/09/2018 10:00 17:00 12 WEEK ADVANCED WOODWORK PROJECT 12 Weeks £1200 New Course Details Register
Tue 11/09/2018 14:30 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 AFTERNOONS - TOOLBOX 12 weeks £695 Sells out fast Details Register
Tue 11/09/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 12 EVENINGS - TOOLBOX 12 weeks £695 Sells out fast Details Register
Wed 12/09/2018 10:00 17:00 24 WEEK WOODWORK COURSE 24 weeks £2400 Brand new course Details Register
Wed 12/09/2018 18:30 21:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - EVENINGS 6 weeks £345 Make a Low Wood Stool Details Register
Thu 13/09/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 5 evenings £325 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 16/09/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 22/09/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 23/09/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 30/09/2018 10:00 17:00 GREEN WOOD MEDITATION STOOL 2 days £345 New Course! Details Register
Sat 06/10/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - BASIC WOOD JOINTS 2 days £325 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 07/10/2018 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SUNDAYS 2 Sundays £345 New course! Details Register
Sat 20/10/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Mon 29/10/2018 14:30 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 AFTERNOONS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Mon 29/10/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - FLIP LID DOVETAIL BOX - 6 EVENINGS 6 Weeks £345 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 04/11/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 10/11/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 days £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 11/11/2018 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - 2 SUNDAYS 2 Sundays £345 New course! Details Register
Sat 24/11/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sun 25/11/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Mon 07/01/2019 09:00 17:00 FULL TIME FURNITURE MAKING - 12 WEEK COURSE 12 weeks full-time £7000 Flexible start dates Details Register
Mon 07/01/2019 09:00 17:00 FULL TIME FURNITURE MAKING - 24 OR 46 WEEK COURSE 24 or 46 weeks full-time £12000 Flexible start dates Details Register

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