Modular Oak Unit

Level Beginners
What you'll make Modular oak shelving with ash dowels
Skills you'll learn Marking and sawing, joinery, leatherwork
Duration 5 x Thursday evenings, 7 - 9.30pm
Thursday 13 August, 2020
Thursday 20 August, 2020
Thursday 27 August, 2020
Thursday 3 September, 2020
Thursday 10 September, 2020
Price: £215   Book


This 5-week course will teach you how to make your own personalised modular frame unit for your home or office. Working with hand tools you will learn how to mark out and cut an oak frame to size, and construct it with the choice of mitre or butt joint. Measure out and assemble ash dowels, and decide which components you want to make for your unit – small picture ledges or shelves, plantpot, stationary box, mirror ledge. The project has been designed to be adaptable for many uses! Previous attendees have customised their designs for a hallway tidy, spice rack, jewellery stand, herb planter and bicycle tool tidy.

There will be a range of finishing techniques with a choice of oils to protect the wood and add depth to the grain. You will also have the opportunity to create leather fixings to hang your shelves. Learn how to cut, treat and burnish leather straps to add detail to the finished piece.

This course will be led by Lua Garcia who studied a BA in Furniture Making and Product Design at the Cass and now works as a designer/maker for homes and interiors.

We are ensuring limited numbers of people on site at all times and carrying out social distancing measures with additional cleaning in place. All of our teachers will receive training in our new rules and we will be making all attendees aware of how to safely take part at the workshop. We will not be providing refreshments so please bring your own soft drinks and/or snacks. If you have your own face covering please bring this with you. We will have some disposable masks should you need one. If you don’t feel well or need to self-isolate, please don’t come to the workshop but let us know as soon as possible and we can discuss options with you.

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