Woodwork: Intermediate on Mondays

Course overview

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, taught by Rycotewood alumnus Jered Allcock.

At the end of the course, you will take home your own, hand-made unique collector’s cabinet with two glazed hinged doors for displaying prized artefacts or collections.

You’ll have the option to augment the cabinet on later courses

Please note this course will not run during school holidays.

You will learn about:

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

You will learn various methods of classic to contemporary carcase and glazed door construction including door hanging, fitting hinges and cabinet lock installation.

You will also use hand tools such as planes, marking gauges, Japanese saws and chisels.

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.

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

Basic materials and tools are supplied but if you have your own tools please feel free to bring them along.


Furniture Tutor

What subjects do you teach?

I’m an evening tutor for Rycotewood School of Furniture.

How many years have you been teaching?

Although I’m still in my first year of teaching classes, I have over ten years experience as a bespoke fine furniture maker.

What do you enjoy about teaching adults?

I enjoy pushing my skills further and further at every opportunity. Teaching evening classes is very enjoyable to me as an addition to working full time as a fine furniture maker. I love to see the progress of students and imparting the knowledge and skills that I have acquired in the past several years.

Why should someone join your classes?

I can offer prospective students a huge wealth of experience which I am more than happy to share with anyone who wishes to learn.

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