I cant believe how much I have learnt in only a year.

Just said to me by a former student Michael Connolly as he came up to say goodbye. Thank you Michael.

Just before he finished his year here Michael was able to complete this lovely dining chair in American Walnut with a true linseed oil polish

Michaels lovely walnut dining chair


David established Rowden Atelier in 1995, a now world renowned fine woodworking school. Discover Rowden, the woodworking courses, and the work that students go on to do.

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