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 2nd – Friday 6th 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
  • Terms and Conditions:

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

The tutors for this course are Emma Appleton, a carpenter, maker of Tiny Houses and natural builder.

For more info visit her webpage 


Katharine Daish, a London based carpenter and builder, with 8 years experience in joinery & fabrication shops, site installation, and general building firms.

She has a special interest in community design and build projects.

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