Furniture Making Course: Make a Workbench

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

Loose wedged tenon detail

The workbench is often overlooked as a tool in the workshop. This 'Make a Workbench' course guides you through six intensive days to make your own Moroubo Workbench, giving you an invaluable piece of equipment which will take pride of place in your workspace.

The Moroubo Workbench has been designed specifically for the handmade woodworker in mind. It is a portable yet very sturdy, stable and solid workbench. It consists of just seven main components and the overall size is 180cm x 620cm x 97cm. The workbench can be easily dismantled and fitted into a car, making the workbench ideal for any woodworkers and furniture makers who need to transport their bench (e.g. to demonstration events). For more on the specifics of the design, please visit my Moroubo Workbench blogpost.

This intensive six day course is ideal for those who would like to take their furniture making hobby or career to the next level.

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

Make a workbench

While making your Moroubo Workbench you will cover areas such as:

  • Timber preparation (including flattening bench top)
  • Marking out joint work (tenons and dovetails)
  • Handing components
  • Mortice and tenons
  • Dovetails
  • Bridle joints
  • Planning and implementing large glue ups
  • Hardware fitting (vices)
  • Finishing

All material for the workbench (including the vice) are provided. During the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to complete a large project such as the Moroubo Workbench and will take home your own beautiful handmade piece of fine furniture, which will give you many years of faithful service.

Roubo inspired split-top workbench

Materials: beech, brown oak, ash

Course Duration: 6 days

Course fee: £2495

All materials are included

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

This workbench making course runs from Monday 9am to Saturday 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.

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  • Next course dates: 13-16 November & 18-19 November 2019
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