Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture ranks amongst the world’s top furniture making and design Schools, and each year we welcome up to 25 furniture design students to learn the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture ranks amongst the world’s top furniture making and design Schools, and each year we welcome up to 25 furniture design students to learn the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

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Introductory Course

The school runs a number of five-day introductory courses during the year that teach valuable DIY skills and, if a student then enrols on our professional course, the cost of the introductory course is fully deducted from the professional course fees.

Introductory Course

The school runs a number of five-day introductory courses during the year that teach valuable DIY skills and, if a student then enrols on our professional course, the cost of the introductory course is fully deducted from the professional course fees.

Intermediate Course

Our month-long intermediate course is aimed at keen hobbyists who wants to take their skills to the next level. With a maximum of only two students at a time, there are no set start and finish dates.

Intermediate Course

Our month-long intermediate course is aimed at keen hobbyists who wants to take their skills to the next level. With a maximum of only two students at a time, there are no set start and finish dates.

Professional Course

The Chippendale school is one of the world’s pre-eminent furniture design and making schools, and this is our flagship 30-week course that provides a pathway into professional fine furniture design and making. We are now taking applications for our professional course 2019/20.

Professional Course

The Chippendale school is one of the world’s pre-eminent furniture design and making schools, and this is our flagship 30-week course that provides a pathway into professional fine furniture design and making. We are now taking applications for our professional course 2019/20.

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Skill and inspiration

To be a successful woodworker you need to have skill in abundance, and that’s what we teach on our professional course at the Chippendale school. We teach all the practical things about cutting and fashioning wood into beautiful furniture, and we teach all the skills...

The last week of term

Students on our professional course learn something new every day. That was true of last week, as in any week, with our students now having departed for the Christmas break. With the professional course only lasting 30 weeks, we have to cram in as much as we can into...

Colour matching

Furniture making usually involves things like dovetails and band-saws, although it can sometimes mean handling the most delicate of paintbrushes. It usually happens when a broken piece of furniture needs a new section to be attached, or when its surface patina has...

If you have any questions about the school or how we can make your stay with us comfortable and stress-free, we can arrange a Skype appointment for you. We’re here to help!

  Skype Name: info@chippendale.co.uk

If you have any questions about the school or how we can make your stay with us comfortable and stress-free, we can arrange a Skype appointment for you. We’re here to help!

 

Skype Name: info@chippendale.co.uk

 

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Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680  E: info@chippendale.co.uk

Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk

Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk