Hanging Ladder Shelf

Level Beginners
What you'll make Hanging Ladder Shelf
Skills you'll learn Halving and dovetail joints
Duration 6 x Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9.30pm
Wednesday 15 January, 2020
Wednesday 22 January, 2020
Wednesday 29 January, 2020
Wednesday 5 February, 2020
Wednesday 12 February, 2020
Wednesday 19 February, 2020
Price: £275   Book


Over this six week evening course you will learn basic joinery techniques to construct and assemble this versatile hanging ladder shelf made from Douglas Fir. You will learn to use a variety of hand and power tools to create your shelving, and master how to measure and mark out angles and exact dimensions. The course covers dovetail and halving joints – two common joinery techniques that can be employed in a range of furniture projects.

The design is suitable for any room in your home, and perfect for storing books, plants, bathroom items etc. There is also an option to install a towel rail if you choose to design it for your bathroom. The course covers finishing techniques, including sanding and treating the wood. You will also be advised on how to hang your shelf on the wall once you’ve taken it home.

This workshop is one of our series for complete beginners. Each course introduces a different set of carpentry skills and an explanation of simple joinery and furniture-making techniques. They aim to get you comfortable with using a range of basic tools and processes so you can get started in the workshop.

This course will be led by Christina French  who trained in carpentry and bench joinery at the Building Crafts College in Stratford. She has been based at Blackhorse Workshop for the past three years and undertakes commissions for freestanding and fitted furniture using locally sourced timber.

Please note that refunds and/or changes to ticket date are available up to 7 days before course start date.