Build a Shed: for absolute beginners (Sold out)

Build a Shed: for absolute beginners (Sold out)


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Learn basic carpentry skills while creating a garden getaway

Does the world of carpentry feel like one big mystery? Do you want to be able to use tools with confidence? Whether you’ve never touched a saw in your life or you want to improve your range of DIY skills, this course is a fun, relaxed way to learn basic carpentry techniques so you can get started on your next project.

Key information

  • Duration: five days
  • Upcoming dates: Monday 2 – Friday 6 August 2021
  • Start and finish times: starts at 2pm and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Fees: waged £650; low waged / concessions £600
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation (single accommodation is available for an additional fee of £80)
  • What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, safety boots are required and waterproof clothing is recommended
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What you will learn

During this course you will become confident and adept at using battery powered tools, hand tools, measuring and marking out joints while building a beautiful and functional shed, workshop, art space or garden getaway.

On this course you will:

  • Build a shed form start to finish
  • Become familiar with safe and efficient ways to use battery powered tools and hand tools including sawing accurately along a line
  • Learn how to mark and measure basic carpentry joints
  • Learn how to hang a door
  • Discover what you need in a basic tool kit to carry out carpentry jobs at home
  • Learn how to source timber and decide which wood to use for different jobs
  • Learn about siting a shed in your garden

This course is designed for people who are absolute beginners in carpentry – no previous experience is necessary. It aims to provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment to build confidence in practical skills that will be useful for a range of home projects.

The shed will be available for one of the participants to purchase at the end of the course.

Meet your tutor

Em Appleton, a carpenter, maker of Tiny Houses and natural builder, for more information visit their webpage.

Katharine Daish, a London based carpenter and builder, with 8 years experience in joinery and fabrication shops, site installation, and general building firms. She has a special interest in community design and build projects.

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