Furniture Making: Laminating and Veneering Course

Skill Level: Beginner  (Is this course right for me?)

Veneering course

In this introduction to laminating and veneering we cover the techniques, materials, equipment and skills involved in making a curved laminated panel covered in a finished decorative veneer.

This two day laminating and veneering course is ideal for beginners and those who would like to expand their woodworking knowledge and widen their furniture making capabilities, opening up a larger choice of decorative and exotic woods not currently available through solid wood furniture making.

I teach the course myself and limit the group to a maximum of five students to ensure I can provide individual tuition time.

You do not need to buy any tools or equipment as all hand tools and materials are provided.

Veneer matching

By the end of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to achieve curved and organic designs that can be incorporated into your bespoke furniture making.

The main course topics covered are:

  • Plan and make a veneered and curved, laminated sample panel
  • Vacuum press principles, types of press and use of equipment
  • Adhesive, pigment and extenders used in laminating and veneering
  • Moulds and formers
  • Pressing and jointing veneers
  • Prepping difficult decorative veneer for pressing
  • Selecting veneer, book matching, slip matching
  • Prepping solid hardwood laminates
  • MDF-layered lamination

Course Duration: 2 days (weekend)

Course fee: £325


If you need advice on whether this veneering course is right for you please get in touch by emailing me at or calling 07811 262360.

Curved panel cabinet making

Courses run from 9am to 5pm. We provide tea, fresh coffee and refreshments during the course. Lunch is not provided, I recommend you bring a packed lunch, however we are only a few minutes by car from the Farnham town centre.

Accommodation is not included, but there are many excellent hotels and B&BS in the area. Click this link to see a selection offering special rates.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from anyone under the age of 18 at the start of their course.

Here is a summary of course dates:

  • 25-26 April 2020
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    Aidan McEvoy Fine Furniture
    Willey Park Farm
    Alton Road

    Farnham, Surrey
    GU10 5ER

    Local Accommodation

    Here are details of local accommodation for course participants. Please note, for preferential rates, course participants are required to book directly with the accommodation-providers via telephone or email, mentioning the Aidan McEvoy Furniture Courses.

    Farnham House Hotel ***
    A charming country house hotel with 24 en-suite rooms, restaurant and bar, peacefully set and only a 2-minute walk from the workshop.
    Alton Road (A31)
    Farnham, Surrey
    GU10 5ER
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 716908

    Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel ***
    Beautiful 17th-century period building. Restaurant, bar, lounge and parking. Central Farnham, with 5-minute walk to train station and 10-minute drive from the Workshop.
    The Borough
    Farnham, Surrey
    GU9 7NN
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 715237

    Frampton Cottage B&B, Crondall
    Lovely secluded room in charming cottage, including terrace. Beautiful views, in quiet village. With two friendly chocolate labs. 10-minute drive from Workshop.
    Frampton Cottage
    Crondall, Surrey
    GU10 5QU
    Tel: +44 (0)1252 850792

    The Plume of Feathers, Crondall
    A 16-century Inn with 3 en-suite rooms, situated in a bustling pub with restaurant. 10-minute drive from Workshop.
    The Borough
    Crondall, Surrey
    GU10 5NT
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 850245

    If you would like any further information on local accommodation, please feel free to contact us.

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    Beginner Courses

    Beginner courses are aimed at the complete novice. No previous woodworking experience is required. Beginner courses are also suitable for those who have done some woodworking in the past and that want to refresh their knowledge and skills.

    Still not sure which course is right for you?

    If you haven’t trained with me before and would like some guidance on which course is right for you please get in touch by emailing me at or calling 07811 262360.