Hardwood Table Furniture Making Course with Finbarr Lucas

Create a stunning hardwood table with independent furniture designer and craftsman Finbarr Lucas


Suitable for 3 - 4
3 days

A wonderful gift for anyone with an interest in learning traditional woodworking techniques from a professional craftsman to create a stunning hardwood table to take home and treasure forever.

This three day engaging and hands-on course is suitable for students of all abilities, and no previous experience is required. You will use a variety of tools and learn techniques to create a beautiful side table to take home.

Your qualified and experienced teacher, Finbarr Lucas, will share with you the knowledge he has gained from 25 years of furniture-making to help you achieve fantastic results in just three days.


What to expect:

The course takes students through the process of creating a beautiful side table from hardwood timber. You will use a combination of hand tools and machinery, and learn the best way to measure, mark and cut the joints for this piece of furniture. All materials and tools are provided, and each student will have bench space with a vice.

Working at your own pace, and with as little or as much help as you need, you will be guided through the woodworking process in Finbarr’s wonderful green-roofed workshop.

At the end of the three-day course you will have transformed oak timber pieces into a beautifully sanded and finished oak side-table that you will treasure forever.

Price includes tea and coffee, and home-made treats.


Previous customer testimonials:

“What a delight the three-day course was! It more than met my expectations … thanks a million for a very special experience.”


“Everything about it was great, the small number of people taking part, being in a proper workshop surrounded by wood and tools, the encouragement from you and the others … having the chance to use machines that I had never seen before let alone used.

And most of all the help given by you and your positive attitude when I felt something wasn’t quite going right.”


“Finbarr’s table making course is excellent … a lovely friendly small group atmosphere. The finished table exceeded my expectations, and, as I had almost no experience of woodworking, that’s all down to Finbarr’s tutelage and skill.”


Hardwood Table Furniture Making Course with Finbarr Lucas

Your teacher for the Hardwood Table Furniture Making Course is independent furniture designer and craftsman Finbarr Lucas.

Finbarr trained in fine art and furniture-making and his work is guided by functional design and ethical principles of sustainability.

The furniture making courses are taught in Finbarr’s workshop which is a beautiful green-roofed building near the historic Manor Castle, a location that shares many of the same green credentials as his creative approach.

The course is taught at Finbarr's workshop at Manor Oaks Studios, 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UL. The studios are part of Green Estate, which is also the home of the excellent Rhubarb Shed Café.

The course takes 3 full days. Each day starts at 10am, and should finish around 5pm.

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An engaging and hands-on course for students of all abilities, and no previous experience is required. You will use a variety of tools and techniques to create a beautiful side table to take home.

The 3 day workshop costs £395 and includes all materials, expert tuition and homemade refreshments.

Your voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please get in touch.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months

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