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.

To ensure individual attention, there are never more than six students taught by one of our experienced tutors.

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 us 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:

  • 01-02 March 2025
  • If you would like to be notified when new course dates are available, you can do so via our Newsletter here.

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