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Plywood Furniture Course

Sat 27th Nov - Sun 28th Nov
Plywood course
Plywood Furniture Course

Join Steve Smith, Pattern Maker and furniture maker by trade and the Museum of Making’s Workshop Supervisor, on this weekend course to make your own small plywood unit.

With the opportunity to customise your design – whether a bookcase, display unit or bedside cabinet – you will be guided through a variety of cabinet making processes and techniques, including routing, domino cutting and sanding.

Throughout the course you will also learn to use a range of tools and machinery, including a CNC machine, and will work with a selection of plywoods and thicknesses.

You will also discover fascinating connections to Derby Museums’ collections of making, which chart the progress of Derby’s ongoing manufacturing history and the people who were involved.

Venue: Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby
Time: this is a weekend course running 10am to 4pm on Saturday 27th November and 10am to 3pm on Sunday 28th November
Cost: £125 per person. Member, Friends and Staff of the Museum are eligible for 10% discount.
Booking essential: book here

This course is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those with some woodworking experience or who want to refresh their skills. All levels of experience are welcome!

Participants must be aged 18 years and over.

All materials, tools, equipment and aprons will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and closed-toe shoes.

Lunch is available to purchase from the River Kitchen at the Museum of Making or various eateries and shops in the city centre.

If you have any concerns or specific requirements regarding attending this course, please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 2 days before the scheduled start date.

*Please note, this event may be subject to change dependent on the latest Government guidance relating to Covid. In the event that Derby Museums needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, your ticket will be refunded in full.

Maximum 6 participants.


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