The daily schedule is designed to mix wood working theory with lots of practical experience and the opportunity for one-to-one tuition.

The School prides itself on a friendly, supportive learning environment, where each student can learn at their own pace, secure in the knowledge that they are receiving the best technical and design education.

Students work at their individual benches, and as their confidence increases and knowledge grows, students start to learn from each other too.

One week of each term is set aside for furniture restoration work. Students are assisted
to prepare and execute their own work plan under professional practice conditions.

Timetable for a typical day at the furniture making school…

8.00am Workshop Opens
8.30am Arrival and regular tool sharpening
9.00am Tutor-led discussion about design or restoration techniques
9.15am Daily lecture: history of furniture, design, techniques – and business and marketing
9.45am Workshop demonstration
10.00am Hands-on practice of earlier demonstration – with a mid-morning break at around 11.00am
12.45pm Lunch Break
1.45pm Students work on individual projects at their bench – with the benefit of one-to-one tuition
4.30pm End of formal sessions – but students can continue to work in the workshops until around 8.00pm
7.45pm Prepare for departure
8.00pm Doors close

What’s it like to be a Chippendale Furniture School student? Read the stories from recent students, browse student feedback and see student interviews in our school videos.

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