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Woodworking Course Options
There are different ways to learn woodworking at Rowden

Read on for the different course types available from our expert tutors


The perfect way to dip your toe into a course, without needing to take time out from work or commit to too long a period. We find this is a great option for those who are unsure about a longer course, or about learning woodworking as a whole. Our expert tutors will guide you through, adapting the course to fit what you want to learn most.

One week woodworking short course A WEEK-LONG INAUGURATION INTO WOODWORK

Dip your toes in the world of woodworking with our week-long courses, and by the end of the week, you'll be swimming. You will learn woodworking with the guidance of our expert furniture makers, exploring how to handle the basics to a professional standard. Create beautiful work with the help of our expertise.

One month woodworking course LEARN REAL CRAFTMANSHIP IN WOODWORK

Thinking about transitioning into serious woodworking, but don't have half a year or more to spare? Learn woodworking at one of our one-month fine woodworking courses and move towards professional woodworking standards. Here, our woodworking classes will intricately help you to learn all of the basics, the same as you would for our three, six and twelve-month courses, with projects specially-created for both beginners and the more experienced. This is moving into the deeper, immersive methods of learning woodworking and you will be surrounded by the level of craftsmanship you can aspire to.


During an intensive six-month course, not only will you learn all of the basics such as the different tools you will be using but also get a chance to try some of our more advanced projects. These will include how to draw up a big project such as a workbench, and French Polish your own jewellery box. You will also learn woodworking skills that go beyond the tools and the bench, to drawing - an invaluable part of the making process. Learn woodworking at one of the finest workshops in the world.

Twelve Month designer-maker courses FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIVES

This is for the serious amongst you. Those of you who are ready to make a change in your life. To really surround themselves with woodworkers and furniture making for a whole year. Not only do you get to learn some great traditional skills but also drawing, the beginnings of design and how to run a woodworking business successfully. This intense workshop training gives you a good foundation to make your own way to become a furniture maker.

Expert help at hand...
Meet the professional team of tutors and mentors here at Rowden

More than 35 years of experience, ready to help you learn woodworking

It’s not about qualifications or prior experience, it IS about attitude and personal qualities.

Exceptional students of all ages

Our great challenge and joy is working with people who want to squeeze every last drop of inspiration form their time here, whether that just be a couple of days – or a whole year.

We employ two full-time staff – Daren Millman and Jon Greenwood – who are both highly skilled makers and patient teachers. We are also proud to have Ed Wild with us; a national award-winning furniture maker, who balances his time teaching our students to learn woodworking with running his own furniture making business.

Doing this since 1984

Sooooo….. we are starting to get the hang of it. Between us we have over ONE HUNDRED YEARS EXPERIENCE in this business.

Learn Woodworking at Exhibition Quality

Quality is what we do, YOU will do it too, from day one. We will teach you all stages from choosing hand tools, to picking out wood, to developing your drawings, and building a portfolio of work. There are lots of workshop schools, courses, and magazines that are great for showing you an amateur way of getting a good result. An amateur has no excuse for poor work other than lack of understanding, the amateur has all day to get it right, the professional has not. They must do it right, first time, every day.

furniture design from our woodworking courses

Course Price List

Learn woodworking skills with one of our course options, open to all abilities:

  • Twelve Month Designer / Maker – £19,950
  • Six Month Designer / Maker – £12,810
  • One Month course – £3,486
  • One Week course – £870
  • Weekend course – £360

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