Woodworking Classes

LEARN WOODWORKING IN COPENHAGEN

Do you want to learn a new craft or acquire a new creative hobby? Are you a complete beginner that wants to get into woodworking but don’t know where to start? Do you lack a space and tools to do your woodworking? Are you keen to learn to make things with your hands in a social environment?

We offer a number of woodworking classes and courses to suit specific needs. See below for details.

 

Covid19 update: dates for classes are subject to change depending on government restrictions. All bookings are safeguarded and come with full flexibility and guaranteed space on alternative dates should your class need to be cancelled or re-scheduled.

All groups are keep small, 4-5 people max. This means we can ensure both social distancing and plenty of time for personal instruction and guidance.

The Woodworking Club

WOODWORKING CLASSES & COURSES

The Woodworking Club Copenhagen

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

Level: beginner and improving beginner

Duration: 10 days (Monday-Friday)

Dates: 5-16 July, 9-16 Hrs

In this 2-week summer school, you will get immersed into woodworking whilst enjoying the summer weather and view from our seafront workshop.
Working on 3 projects during the 10 full days, you will learn the fundamentals of woodworking and get enough practice to consolidate your newly acquired skills. Each of the three projects increases in complexity and skill development. We take you through the entire lifecycle of a project, from wood selection and dimensioning, through to fine joinery to gluing and finishing with oil or wax.

After completing your first 3 projects and having made some new friends in the process, you will not want to leave the workshop. 

The summer school fee can be split into two instalments. Get in touch to get more info.
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Price: 11.000 kr


The Woodworking Club, introduction to woodworking

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING

Level: beginner

Duration: 3 hrs (Tuesdays, 16.30 – 19.30 hrs)

For those who want to get into woodworking, but want first get a feel for what it is. You will learn some of the fundamentals of woodworking with hand tools (power tools and machines are easy if you know your hand tools): how to select wood for the project, where to start cutting and planing, learn to ‘read the wood’, shaping your piece one shaving at a time, and some basics on wood finishing (e.g. what type of oil is best?). At the end of the 3 hrs you will have completed a simple project (e.g. a small chopping board) and will have gained a good feel for what woodworking is.

Price: 1.000 kr


Woodworking classes in Copenhagen, Denmark

BASICS OF WOODWORKING

Level: beginner

Duration: 2 days (Sat-Sun or 2 x Tue, 9-16 hrs) OR 4 evenings (4 x Wednesday or Thursday, 17-20 hrs)

For those who want to get into woodworking and want to acquire the right technique from the start. The weekend courses are intensive, hands-on and held in small groups. The course includes the basics of woodworking with focus on hand tools. Learn how to plane, saw and do basic joinery – properly, at millimetre-level accuracy. By the end of the weekend you would have gained substantial basic skills, a good feel for what woodworking and cabinet-making is. Whether you just want to learn a new hobby or have the ambition to become a high-end furniture maker, the skills gained through this course will be your corner stone (mitre joint?). Also, at the end of the course you will have completed your first project (e.g. a picture frame, your first joinery work).

Price: 3.000 kr


Woodworking courses

WOODWORKING WEEK-LONG IMMERSION

Level: beginner and intermediate

Duration: 5 days (Mon-Fri OR Wed-Sun, 9-16 hrs)

For beginners. A course to get you deeper into the world of woodworking. Spend 5 full days immersing yourself in the fundamentals of working with wood and hand tools. Based on making a box, the course goes broader and deeper into dimensioning wood (how to get a dead squared, right-sized piece), cutting (what saw is best for the kind of cut?), selecting the right joint (dovetail or splined mitre?) and making a joint that fits right and tight. You will also learn about gluing up and finishing wood (oil, lacquer, spirit stains?). The course takes you through the whole process of woodworking, from initial sizing through to joining and finishing – the same process that you would follow in more advanced projects.

Intermediate. For those that have already some experience in cabinet making that are looking to improve or learn something new, the week-long course will involve more advanced joints (e.g. mitred dovetail) or make curved surfaces. The content will depend on students’ level and preferences. The type of project developed during this course can include a more advanced box or a drawer.

Price: 6.500 kr


The Woodworking Club Dovetails Obsession

DOVETAILS OBSESSION

Level: beginner and intermediate

Duration: 1 day (Thursdays, 11-16 hrs) OR 2 evenings (2 x Thursday or Friday, 17-19.30 hrs)

Dovetails are one of the most popular joints among woodworkers. The reason being that dovetails are both visually attractive and very strong. This combination makes them perfectly suitable for things like high-end cabinet drawers, jewellery boxes.

In this class, you will learn the technique to make dovetails by hand. You will learn the whole process: from defining the proportions and marking the tails and pins, through to sawing and chopping off the wood to the right accuracy so that the dovetails fit tight and look amazing. 

Price: 1.600 kr


Handmade Mortise and tenon joint

MORTISE & TENON OBSESSION

Level: beginner and intermediate

Duration: 2 evenings (2 x Thursday or Friday, 17-19.30 hrs)

Mortise and tenon joints have been around for centuries. These joints are the basis for most furniture-making, used in chairs, tables, doors and cabinets. Knowing how to make them is an essential skill in the woodworker toolbox. 

In this class, you will learn the technique to make mortise and tenon joints. We will take you through the whole process: from defining the right dimensions and marking the joint, through to chopping the mortise and sawing and squaring the tenon, ensuring tight and strong fit. This class will provide you with a solid foundation in the world of fine woodworking joinery.

Price: 1.600 kr


The Woodworking Club

WOODWORKING 10-WEEK PERSONAL COURSE

Level: Beginner and intermediate

Duration: 10 weeks, 3 hrs one-to-one session per week + access to workshop

A course designed for those that want to get into woodworking having personal guidance along the way. The course runs through 10 weeks, with face-to-face classes once a week and access to the workshop at all other times. This allows you to learn the right technique from the start, whilst giving you time to digest your new knowledge and a space to practice your newly acquired skills at times that suit you. It also means you can make it fit easily into your life.

The course is based on completing a project (a box) which takes you through the core skills in woodworking: dimensioning stock, gauging, and marking techniques, planing, sawing and your first joinery work. All performed at millimetre level accuracy that is required to make a jointed box fit perfectly straight, square and tight. Sounds easy but can be a formidable (and rewarding) challenge. A box is chosen for this course because it captures all fundamental techniques that you will use in virtually every other project, giving you the perfect platform to continue building upon.

The 10-week course can also be adapted, for example, if you have some experience already, or have a project in mind. Get in touch to discuss.

Price: 12.000 kr


The Woodworking Club
LONGER AND SPECIAL WOODWORKING COURSES

For those that have already completed one or more of the other courses and are ready to take the next steps.

Programmes of 1 to 12 months are available to dive deeper into the various cabinet making techniques.

Courses are tailored to the specific needs of the student.


FAQ about the classes

I am a complete beginner, can I join a course?
Yes. Most of the courses are indeed designed for complete beginners. In many cases, having no previous experience is an asset so you can learn the right technique from the start.
What do I need to bring?
We provide all the materials and tools. You might want to bring a notepad to take notes.
Who can join?
Everyone is welcome. You must be older than 16, however.
Are the courses in English?
Yes. The courses are taught in English.
Can I join a course if I am not a member?
Yes. Everyone is welcome to the courses. Members get a 10% discount on courses.
What about Covid19?
We continue following the government recommendations regarding Covid-19. This includes use of face coverings, soap and hand sanitiser, as well as keeping class groups small.
All bookings are fully flexible which means your booking is always safe and we can always find you an alternative date should government-mandated shut-downs prevent us from delivering a class on a specific date; course gift cards are valid for 2-years and are also redeemable for products on the webshop.