Women’s Woodwork Workshop August 2019

Event Details

This event finished on 28 September 2019


Women's Woodwork Workshop August 2019Mixed Woodwork Workshop August 2019



This workshop is Women only.

Session 1 can only be booked from week 1 31/08/19

Information sheet

This is a four week course run over consecutive Saturdays from 10:30 hrs to 13:00hrs. The course is designed for those participants with little or no experience of woodworking with a purpose of building your confidence and ability in using a range of woodworking tools and developing skills that can be transferable to home or DIY projects. We will also discuss sources and costs of buying appropriate tools and materials.

The core aims of the course are to:

  • Learn the use and maintenance of a range of common woodworking hand tools.
  • Develop your confidence and ability in planning and producing a woodwork project.
  • Provide you with foundation skills that are transferable to the home or DIY.

There are five practice sessions included in the course then the building of a final project piece over weeks three and four. All soft wood materials and use of The Wood Pile’s hand tools will be provided and included within the course fees; please note that there will be additional charges [at material cost] if you choose to use a hard wood as an alternative. You may provide your own materials if you choose.

There will be a maximum of 11 participants with a minimum of two tutors per course; light refreshments will be provided. Your health and safety within the workshop is of high importance to us at The Wood Pile therefore, we ask that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear during the course. No bags or personal possessions [other than mobile phones] are allowed in the workshop; we can provide secure storage for your personal items on request. Please note that if you miss a session then we are unable to provide extra tuition during course time. The project pieces and practice session items are pre-determined as part of the course and skill development and cannot be altered/varied.

Week 1: Will cover workshop health and safety and the types and uses of timbers and manufactured boards. We will provide demonstrations of a selection of tools and you will begin to practice basic woodworking using hand tools. You will build one project piece.

Week 2: Participants will learn different methods for joining two pieces of wood together then build a small project piece.

Weeks 3 and 4 will focus on basic joints and methods for finishing a project piece [waxing, staining etc]. You will start your final project build and complete this over weeks three and four.


To book, please chose the date which is Saturday 31 Aug 2019 can only be purchased on this date for the full 4 weeks. 

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£110 per person Wood Working Workshop

Terms & Conditions 

Payment terms
Our standard payment terms is that payment is taken at booking unless otherwise stated. If payment by invoice has been previously agreed, the payment, once payment has been taken this secures your place and the booking fee is non-refundable. 

Course bookings
Bookings may be made by email, website, visiting us or calling us directly FB and other online event pages.

Should circumstances mean that you need to transfer to another workshop with us, then we must do this no later than 2 weeks before the workshop starts All transfers must be taken within a period of six months from the original course date.


Should circumstances mean that you have to cancel your course and are unable to transfer your booking to another date at the time of cancellation then unfortunately you will lose your booking fee as costs are non-refundable once booking has been confirmed. 


If you do not attend a course, and you have not previously informed us, the full course fee remains is non-refundable. 

We’re located within DBI Services, Rennys Lane, Dragonville, Durham DH1 2RS