Woodworking courses in Copenhagen

Learn furniture making, right in the heart of Copenhagen

Are you a complete beginner that wants to get into woodworking? Do you lack a space and tools to do your woodworking? Are you looking to switch off the computer and Netflix, and learn to make things with your hands in a social environment?

Due to raising demand we are launching formal woodworking courses. There is a number of courses to suit specific needs. The courses will be held in our new workshop in Copenhagen. Moreover, we will offer a workshop space for you to work of your projects and a chance to become part of a community of like-minded people that can help you improve your woodworking skills.


Introduction to woodworking course

Level: beginner

Duration: 3 hrs (Weekday, 16.30 – 19.30 hrs)

For those who want to get into woodworking, but want first get a feel for what it is. You will learn some of the fundamentals of woodworking with hand tools (power tools and machines are easy if you know your hand tools): how to select wood for the project, where to start cutting and planing, learn to ‘read the wood’, shaping your piece one shaving at a time, and some basics on wood finishing (e.g. what type of oil is best?). At the end of the 2.5 hrs you will completed a simple project (e.g. a small chopping board) and will have gained a good feel for what woodworking is – you will not want to leave.

Requirements:

  • Keen interest to learn
  • A notepad and pen
  • We provide all the tools and materials
  • No previous experience is required


Weekend course

Level: beginner

Duration: 2 days (Sat-Sun, 9.00-16.00 hrs)

For those who want to get into woodworking and want to acquire the right technique from the start. The weekend courses are intensive, hands-on and held in small groups. The course includes the basics of woodworking with focus on hand tools. Learn how to plane, saw and do basic joinery – properly, at millimetre-level accuracy. By the end of the weekend you would have gained substantial basic skills, a good feel for what woodworking is. Whether you just want to learn a new hobby or have the ambition to become a high-end furniture maker, the skills gained through this course will be your corner stone. Also, at the end of the course you will have completed your first project (e.g. a picture frame, a simple box).

Requirements:

  • Eagerness to learn
  • A notepad and pen
  • We provide all the tools and materials
  • No previous experience is required


5-evenings course

Level: beginner

Duration: 5 evening sessions (Mon-Fri, 16.30-19.00 hrs)

Same programme as the weekend course, but running at weekday evenings. And like the weekend, this course gives you a solid start into woodworking, both as hobby or as the first step towards a new profession. By the end of the week, you will have built some solid fundamentals to get you started with woodworking on the right foot.

Requirements:

  • Eagerness to learn
  • A notepad and pen
  • We provide all the tools and materials
  • No previous experience is required


Week-long full-time course

Level: beginner and intermediate

Duration: 5 days (Mon-Fri, 9.00 – 16.00 hrs)

For beginners. A course to get you deeper into the world of woodworking. Spend 5 full days immersing yourself in the fundamentals of working with wood and hand tools. Based on making a box, the course goes broader and deeper into dimensioning wood (how to get a dead squared, right-sized piece), cutting (what saw is best for the kind of cut?), selecting the right joint (dovetail or splined mitre?) and making a joint that fits right and tight. You will also learn about gluing up and finishing wood (oil, lacquer, spirit stains?). The course takes you through the whole process of woodworking, from initial sizing through to joining and finishing – the same process that you would follow in more advanced projects.

For non-beginners. For those that have already some experience in woodworking that are looking to improve or learn something new, the week-long course will involve more advanced joints (e.g. mitred dovetail) or make curved surfaces. The content will depend on students’ level and preferences. The type of project developed during this course can include a more advanced box or a drawer.

Requirements:

  • Eagerness to learn
  • A notepad to take notes
  • We provide all the tools and materials
  • No previous experience is required for the beginners course


Longer term and special courses

For those that have already completed one or more of the other courses and are ready to take the next steps.

Programmes of 1 to 12 months are available to dive deeper into the various cabinet making techniques.

Also, specialised courses that such as wood-turning, wood carving, Japanese tools and techniques, CAD design and more are available.

Courses are tailored to the specific needs of the student.