Welcome to the LSF

At the London School of Furniture Making, we’re not just a school – we’re a community of craftspeople who love working in wood. Whether you’re a novice eager to get going on your woodworking journey, or a seasoned carpenter looking to refine your skills, our school provides the perfect environment.

Why Choose Us?

Expert Instructors: Our team comprises skilled makers with decades of experience, ready to share their knowledge and guide you through the complex world of furniture making.

We believe in learning by doing. Our courses emphasise practical, hands-on instruction, allowing you to build your expertise from the very beginning.

Small Class Sizes: Enjoy personalised attention with our small class sizes. This ensures that every student receives the guidance and support they need to develop.

Comprehensive Courses: From foundational woodworking skills to advanced joinery techniques, our courses cover a spectrum of topics, providing a well-rounded education in furniture making.  Joinery, fitted furniture, steam bending, saw making, turning, furniture design, boxmaking, and timber technology are just a few of the classes we run.

Flexible Courses: Whether you’re a weekend hobbyist or an aspiring professional, our flexible course schedules accommodate various lifestyles. Choose from weekend intensives, weekday classes, private one-to-one lessons, and online courses with our partner Domestika.

Ready to start on your furniture making adventure? Explore our courses, meet our instructors, and if you have any questions please get in touch.

  • Sam Brown - Furniture Maker and Japanese Joinery Instructor
  • Helen Welch - Founder of The London School of Furniture Making
Furniture Making Courses at the LONDON SCHOOL of FURNITURE MAKING
Furniture Making Courses at the LONDON SCHOOL of FURNITURE MAKING
Furniture Making Courses at the LONDON SCHOOL of FURNITURE MAKING
Furniture Making Courses at the LONDON SCHOOL of FURNITURE MAKING
Furniture Making Courses at the LONDON SCHOOL of FURNITURE MAKING

Helen, I’ve been meaning to write to you for some time to thank you for your kindness and support towards my son. He really enjoyed the course and thought you are an excellent teacher and I can tell you were able to enthuse him about all things wood!

Jo

I loved the joinery course. Wanted to say thank you again for teaching me some really useful skills and for making me fall in love with Japanese pull saws! As soon as I can save up for the next course I’ll be back

Sophie

Chris Schwarz suggested I invite Helen Welch to be interviewed for the Lost Art Press blog. “She is a “[bleep]ing badass,” he wrote. “A tool nerd. Funny and sharp as hell.”

Nancy Hiller, Lost Art Press

Please pass on my thanks to Sam too, he has a good blend of technical skills with an easy manner which made the course welcoming and informative.

Terry

Honestly thought you both create an environment for friendly but very challenging accelerated learning – a supreme feat.

Koy